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This Day In History

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  • 8th & last crusade is launched.
  • US Navy founded
  • Helena Montana's capital founded.
  • Tsar Nicholas II grants Russia a constitution.
  • Mussolini forms cabinet in Italy
  • Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast of War of the Worlds.
  • US Navy destroyer Reuben James torpedoed by Germany
  • US govt announces end of shoe rationing.
  • Dr. Albert Schweitzer received Nobel Peace Prize for 1952.
  • Gen. George C. Marshall awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square.
  • Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
  • USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch
  • Worst US rail accident in 14 years occurred
  • Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire
  • NY Daily News ran headline `Ford to City: Drop Dead'
  • Laura Nickel & Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime 2 ^ 21701 - 1.
  • 22nd Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 9 is launched
  • space shuttle Challenger carries 8 crewmen (2 Germans 1 Dutch).


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