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April 29, 2000
1987: Andre Dawson had five hits and hit for the cycle, leading the Cubs to an 8-4 victory over the Giants.
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January 14, 2002
Today in history: Jan. 14 In 1742, English astronomer Edmond Halley, who observed the comet that now bears his name, died at age 85. In 1784, the United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War. In 1953, Josip Broz Tito was elected president of Yugoslavia by the country's parliament. In 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge of "segregation forever." Fifty years ago: NBC's Today show had its premiere, with Dave Garroway as the host.
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November 4, 1995
Today in history: Nov. 4In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered in Egypt.In 1956, Soviet troops moved to crush the Hungarian Revolution.In 1979, the Iranian hostage crisis began as militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran.
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August 4, 2001
In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Fall River, Mass. Lizzie Borden, Andrew Borden's daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings but was acquitted at trial. In 1914, Britain declared war on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality. In 1944, Nazi police raided the secret annex of a building in Amsterdam and arrested eight people - including 15-year-old Anne Frank, whose diary became a famous account of the Holocaust. In 1964, the bodies of civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi.
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November 10, 1995
Today in history: Nov. 10In 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.In 1871, journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found Scottish missionary David Livingstone in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"In 1989, workers began punching a hole in the Berlin Wall, a day after East Germany abolished its border restrictions.
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June 1, 1996
Today in history: June 1In 1801, Mormon leader Brigham Young was born in Whitingham, Vt.In 1958, Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.In 1967, the Beatles released their album, "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."In 1968, author-lecturer Helen Keller, who earned a college degree despite being blind and deaf most of her life, died.L In 1979, the African nation of Zimbabwe came into existence.In 1980, Cable News Network made its debut.Pub Date: 6/01/96
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April 20, 1996
Today in history: April 20In 1792, France declared war on Austria, marking the start of the French Revolutionary Wars.In 1836, the Territory of Wisconsin was established by Congress.In 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau, Austria.In 1894, some 136,000 coal miners went on strike in Columbus, Ohio.In 1971, 25 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools.Pub Date: 4/20/96
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July 27, 1996
Today in history: July 27In 1694, the Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution.In 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting.In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to recommend President Nixon's impeachment on a charge that he had personally engaged in a "course of conduct" designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.
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February 23, 2000
Today in history: Feb. 23 In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas. In 1848, the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, died of a stroke at age 80. In 1861, President-elect Lincoln arrived secretly in Washington to take office, an assassination plot having been foiled in Baltimore. In 1927, President Coolidge signed a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission, forerunner of the Federal Communications Commission. In 1954, the first mass inoculation of children with the Salk polio vaccine began, in Pittsburgh.
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January 10, 1998
Today in history: Jan. 10In 1776, Thomas Paine published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense."In 1861, Florida seceded from the Union.In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.In 1928, the Soviet Union ordered the exile of Leon Trotsky.In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London.In 1978, the Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz capsule for a rendezvous with the Salyut VI space lab.Associated PressPub Date: 1/10/98
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