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This Day in History: January

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This Day in History January 3: Noriega Surrenders to U.S.
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On this day in 1990, Panama's General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking. Also on this day, NASA’s Mars rover Spirit touche... [more]
August 29, 2012 at 05:40 PM
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This Day in History January 10: Gusher Signals Start of U.S. Oil Industry
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On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at ... [more]
August 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM
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This Day in History January 7: First U.S. Presidential Election
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On this day in 1789, America's first presidential election is held. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on Apr... [more]
August 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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This Day in History January 11: Theodore Roosevelt Makes Grand Canyon a National Monument
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On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument. Also on this day, Amelia Earhart made the first solo flight from Hawaii to California. (1:00)
August 30, 2012 at 01:02 AM
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This Day in History January 6: Morse Demonstrates Telegraph
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On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventu... [more]
August 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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This Day in History January 4: The Euro Debuts
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On this day in 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne's reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the "euro" debuts as a financial unit in corporate and investment markets. Eleven European Union (EU) nations (Austri... [more]
August 29, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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This Day in History January 8: Crazy Horse Fights Lost Battle
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On this day in 1877, Crazy Horse and his warriors, outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves, fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana. Also on this day, the first president of t... [more]
August 30, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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This Day in History January 1: Batista Forced Out of Cuba
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On this day in 1959, facing a popular revolution spearheaded by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the island nation. Amid celebration and chaos in the Cuban capitol of Havana, the U.S. debated how best to de... [more]
August 29, 2012 at 05:29 PM
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This Day in History January 2: U.S.-Russia Detente Ends
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On this day in 1980, in a strong reaction to the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty and recalls the U.S. ambassador to Moscow. These actions se... [more]
August 29, 2012 at 05:35 PM
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This Day in History January 5: Golden Gate Bridge is Born
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On this day in history, in 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge, as workers began excavating 3.25 million cubic feet of dirt for the structure’s huge anchorages. Also on this day in history, President Richard Nixon authorized the creat... [more]
August 29, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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