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On November tenth, 1928, Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor
In 1775, the US Marines were organized under
authority of the Continental Congress.
journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found
missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone in
In 1919, the
American Legion held its first national
convention, in Minneapolis.
In 1954, the Iwo
Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington,
In 1969, the
children's educational program "Sesame
Street" made its debut on PBS.
In 1975, the UN
General Assembly approved a resolution equating
Zionism with racism (however, the world body
repealed the resolution in December 1991).
In 1975, the
ore-hauling ship "Edmund Fitzgerald"
and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in
In 1982, Soviet
leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75.
In 1982, the newly
finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to
its first visitors in Washington DC.
In 1989, workers
began punching a hole in the Berlin Wall, a day
after East Germany abolished its border
Ten years ago:
Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third
returned to Washington, claiming success in his
weeklong diplomatic tour aimed at shoring up the
anti-Iraq coalition. Chandra Shekhar was sworn in
as India's new prime minister.
Five years ago:
Defying international appeals for clemency,
Nigeria's military rulers hanged playwright Ken
Saro-Wiwa along with eight other anti-government
activists. Searchers in Katmandu, Nepal, rescued
549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the
Himalayan foothills, killing 24 tourists and 32
One year ago:
President Clinton decided to delay and shorten a
trip to Greece in reaction to growing security
concerns and the prospect of violent
anti-American demonstrations. Investigators said
the flight data recorder from EgyptAir Flight 990
showed things were normal until the autopilot
mysteriously disconnected and the Boeing 767
began what appeared to be a controlled descent.
"Let the world know
you as you are, not as you think you should be,
because sooner or later, if you are posing, you
will forget the pose, and then where are
Fanny Brice, American actress and singer