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On October 23rd, 1983, 241 US Marines and sailors
in Lebanon were killed in a suicide truck-bombing
at the Marine Operations Center; a
near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed
On this date:
In 1864, forces led by Union
General Samuel R. Curtis defeated Confederate
General Stirling Price's army in Missouri.
In 1910, Blanche
S. Scott became the first woman to make a solo,
public airplane flight, reaching an altitude of
12 feet at a park in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
In 1915, 25,000
women marched in New York City, demanding the
right to vote.
In 1942, during
World War Two, Britain launched a major offensive
against Axis forces at El Alamein in Egypt.
In 1944, the World
War Two Battle of Leyte Gulf began.
In 1946, the
United Nations General Assembly convened in New
York for the first time, at an auditorium in
In 1956, an
anti-Stalinist revolt that was subsequently
crushed by Soviet troops began in Hungary.
In 1973, President
Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings
requested by the Watergate special prosecutor
over to Judge John J. Sirica.
In 1980, the
resignation of Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin
In 1987, the US
Senate rejected, 58-to-42, the Supreme Court
nomination of Robert H. Bork.
Ten years ago:
Deficit-reduction negotiations continued between
the White House and congressional leaders.
President Bush, campaigning in New England,
blamed the Democratic-controlled Congress for the
Five years ago:
President Clinton met with Russian President
Boris Yeltsin in Hyde Park, New York; the leaders
agreed that Russian troops would help enforce
peace in Bosnia, but remained deadlocked on the
issue of NATO command. A jury in Houston
convicted Yolanda Saldivar of murdering Tejano
singing star Selena.
One year ago:
Sixteen members of the Ku Klux Klan held a silent
rally in New York City as thousands of
counter-demonstrators jeered them. The New York
Yankees won the first game of the World Series,
beating the Atlanta Braves, 4-to-1. (The Yankees
went on to sweep the series.)
"Life is easier to
take than you'd think; all that is necessary is
to accept the impossible, do without the
indispensable and bear the intolerable."
Kathleen Norris, American author (1880-1960).