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HISTORY Oct 19
On 1983, The King Holiday Bill passes the Senate, 78-22. Weeks later President Reagan signs a bill designating a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., to be observed on the third Monday of January.
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1942: The British Eighth Army under the command of Field Marshal Montgomery, launch an offensive to drive Axis armies from Egypt, beginning the Second Battle of El Alamein.
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1941: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of the Red Army with orders to halt the advance of the Wehrmacht and prevent the capture of Moscow. Zhukov would later become the conqueror of Berlin.
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Today in 1963 Mayor Wagner asked New Yorkers to reduce water use at least 25% due to drought
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1942: Japanese forces on Guadalcanal launch their last major offensive to capture Henderson Field from American troops.
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1870: The French city of Metz falls to Prussian forces after a siege lasting more than two months.
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1641: The Irish Rebellion of 1641 breaks out between Irish Catholics and English Protestants.
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1972: Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
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1946: The United Nations General Assembly convened for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
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2002: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
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HISTORY Oct 20
On 1973, a series of resignations and firings occur inside the Nixon administration, becoming known as the Saturday Night Massacre and outraging both the public and the media.
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1983: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 Marines. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.
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1944: In response to American lands in the Philippines, the Japanese Imperial Navy responds, initiating The Battle of Leyte Gulf.
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42BC: At the Second Battle of Philippi, forces under the command of Mark Antony and Octavian defeat the army of Brutus who then commits suicide.
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1956: Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation, beginning The Hungarian Revolution which would last until November 4th.
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1861: President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C.
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HISTORY Oct 19
🎢And just like that, it’s over. We tend to our wounded, we count our dead. Black and white soldiers wonder alike if this really means freedom.🎢 On 1781, the Battle of Yorktown ends.
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Repost by media.repost: On 1983, American artist Keith Haring paints a 300 foot long mural on the Berlin Wall in just under six hours. The Berlin Wall had been…
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1973: A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.
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2001: Apple releases the iPod.
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