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June 30, 2007

Today in History: June 30th

The following information is from: Today in History: History.com:

1876: Soldiers are evacuated from the Little Big Horn by steamboat
After a slow two-day march, the wounded soldiers from the Battle of the Little Big Horn reach the steamboat Far West. Read the complete article.

Books and Video's in the GSU Library on Little Big Horn:
Title: Last stand at Little Big Horn [videorecording] / WGBH Educational Foundation and Thirteen/WNET
Call Number: FLM-VDO. E83.876.L37 X1993VIDEORECORD3040

Title: Custer Battlefield : a history and guide to the Battle of the Little Bighorn / by Robert M. Utley
Call Number: DOCS. I29.9/5:132/CORR.

1934: Night of the Long Knives
In Germany, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler orders a bloody purge of his own political party, assassinating hundreds of Nazis whom he believed had the potential to become political enemies in the future. The leadership of the Nazi Storm Troopers (SA), whose four million members had helped bring Hitler to power in the early 1930s, was especially targeted. Hitler feared that some of his followers had taken his early "National Socialism" propaganda too seriously and thus might compromise his plan to suppress workers' rights in exchange for German industry making the country war-ready. Read the complete article.

Books in the GSU Library about Night of the Long Knives:
Title: The hundred days to Hitler / by Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel.
Call Number: DD247.H5 M251974

Title: The night of long knives. Translated from the French by Lily Emmet.
Call Number: MAT-CTR. DD247.R56 G3131972

1936: Gone with the Wind is published
Margaret Mitchell's only novel, Gone with the Wind, is published on this day in 1936. The book will become one of the bestselling novels of all time, selling some 25 million copies. The book sold 1 million copies within six months, with as many as 50,000 copies being bought on a single day. Read the complete article.

Read the book:
Author: Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949.
Title: Gone with the wind / by Margaret Mitchell.
Call Number: PS3525.I972 G61964a

Watch the video:
Title: Gone with the wind [videorecording] / a Selznick International Picture, Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by David O. Selznick ; screenplay by Sidney Howard ; directed by Victor Fleming.
Call Number: VIDEO. PS3525.I972 G622005

1953: First Corvette produced
The Chevy Corvette on the showroom floor in New York City, circa 1953The first Chevrolet Corvette, a white convertible roadster with a red interior, was produced in temporary facilities in Flint, Michigan. The Corvette was born as a dream car for the 1953 Motorama. The first all-fiberglass-bodied American sports car, the Vette turned heads with its release. The sleek lines of the 1953 edition are among the best produced by American car design. Read the complete article.

1969: Last Rambler rolls off line
The Chevy Corvette on the showroom floor in New York City, circa 1953The last of 4,204,925 Ramblers was produced, ringing in the final hour for the storied car line. The Nash Rambler had originally been developed by George Walter Mason after World War II. Mason realized before anyone else that the postwar "seller's market" would evaporate once the market was again saturated with cars. Read the complete story.

1981: A first-time offender ends up on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List
Glen Godwin, a young business owner, is convicted of murder in Riverside County, California, and sentenced to 26-years-to-life in prison. According to his roommate's testimony, Godwin stomped on, choked, and then stabbed Kim LeValley, an acquaintance and local drug dealer, 28 times before using homemade explosives to blow up his body in the desert near Palm Springs. Godwin, who had no previous record, eventually found his way onto the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. Read the complete article.

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June 29, 2007

Today in History: June 29th

The following information can be found at: This Day in History: History.com

1835: Texan William Travis prepares for war with Mexico
Determined to win independence for the Mexican State of Texas, William Travis raises a volunteer army of 25 soldiers and prepares to liberate the city of Anahuac. Read the complete article.

1915: Austria-Hungary protests shipment of U.S. munitions to Britain
On June 29, 1915, Foreign Minister Istvan von Burian of Austria-Hungary sends a note to the United States protesting the U.S. sale and shipment of munitions in enormous quantities to Britain and its allies for use against the Central Powers—Austria-Hungary and Germany—on the battlefields of World War I. Read the complete article.

1943: FDR writes to Manhattan Project physicist Dr. Robert Oppenheimer
On this day in1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt writes a letter marked “secret” to leading Manhattan Project physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. In the letter, Roosevelt sought to smooth over the growing antagonism between Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves, the military leader in charge of the project. Read the complete article.

Books in the GSU Library about Openheimer:
Author: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Uniform Title: In the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer; transcript of hearing before Personnel Security Board
Title: In the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer: transcript of hearing before Personnel Security Board and texts of principal documents and letters. Foreword by Philip M. Stern.
Call Number: QC16.O62 U541971

Author: Wilson, Thomas Williams.
Title: The great weapons heresy [by] Thomas W. Wilson, Jr.
Call Number: QC16.O62 W5

1974: Isabela Peron takes office as Argentine president
With Argentine President Juan Peron on his deathbed, Isabela Martinez de Peron, his wife and vice president, is sworn in as the leader of the South American country. President Isabela Peron, a former dancer and Peron's third wife, was the Western Hemisphere's first female head of government. Two days later, Juan died from heart disease, and Isabela was left alone as leader of a nation suffering from serious economic and political strife. Read the complete article.

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June 28, 2007

Today in History: June 28th

The following information is from: Those Were the Days - Today in History:

1894 - U.S. President Grover Cleveland signed an act of Congress, making Labor Day a federal holiday in the U.S. The first Monday of September is when Labor Day is celebrated as a salute to working men and women across the country.

1914 - World War I began. Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated while at (what is now known as) Sarajevo, Bosnia.

1976 - Women entered the Air Force Academy for the first time on this day. President Gerald R. Ford had actually opened the door by signed legislation [Oct 7, 1975] allowing women to enter the nation’s military academies. The first Air Force Academy class with women graduated in May 1980.

1985 “Get your kicks...on Route...Six...Six” The words to the classic song made famous by Nat "King" Cole, The Manhattan Transfer, Rosemary Clooney and many others is remembered today, along with the TV show of the same name.
The 59-year-old highway of 2,200 miles of blacktop was decertified as a U.S. highway on this day in 1985. The highway that was a legendary part of Americana saw highway crews removing the classic roadway shield-markers that designated it as the highway west.

Route 66 started in Chicago, Illinois and continued into Santa Monica, California. Martin Milner and George Maharis took us for many spins on the famous highway through the TV series which aired in the early sixties. To travel from one end of Route 66 to the other, one would go through eight states and three time zones. Today, a very small portion of the highway is still open. In some places, grass and vegetation, as seen from the interstate highway or railroad tracks nearby, have all but obscured the once well-traveled Route 66. Some one-stop, out-of-the-way places such as gas stations and greasy-spoon diners are now nothing more than decaying shells of their once glorious past.

1992 - A very strong earthquake shook the high desert of Southern California at 4:57 a.m. The M7.3 earthquake was centered on the eastern side of the San Bernardino Mountains near the town of Landers. The quake was the largest to strike California since the Kern County M7.7 earthquake in 1952. Vigorous rocking and rolling was felt 100 miles away in L.A. and the quake was felt as far away as Central California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Property damage: $56 million, including collapsed buildings, ruptured utility lines and widespread nonstructural damage. Human toll: One killed, 25 seriously injured, 372 treated for some sort of earthquake-related injuries, millions awakened with nightmares for weeks.

1996 - The Citadel, which had fought to keep one woman from enrolling as a cadet in its all-male military academy in 1993, abruptly ended its opposition to enrolling qualified female cadets. The change of policy happened after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a similar all-male policy at the Virginia Military Institute was unconstitutional. The court said the school could not refuse to accept women while receiving federal or state tax dollars. Had the Citadel decided to retain its 153-year-old men-only policy, it would have lost public tax dollars. As usual, money talked.

1997 - The headlines screamed: “Fight Bites into MGM Earnings,” “Bit Part for Tyson,” “Pay-Per-Chew Bout,” and the one that said it all, “Tyson Disqualified After Ripping Piece of Holyfield’s Ear.” Needless to say (but we will anyway), Evander Holyfield retained his World Boxing Association heavyweight championship after Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield, not once, but twice. The Nevada Athletic Commission revoked Mike Tyson’s boxing license for a year and fined him $3 million.

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June 27, 2007

LOUISdb.org

The Sunlight Foundation is creating a search engine (LOUISdb.org, which is in its Beta Release) for searching for federal documents from the executive and legislative branches of government. LOUISdb.org stands for the Library Of Unified Information Sources.

This is what they have to say about LOUISdb.org:

LOUIS currently contains, in fully searchable format, seven sets of federal documents:
Congressional Reports
Congressional Record
Congressional Hearings
Federal Register
Presidential Documents
GAO Reports
Congressional Bills & Resolutions

In addition, LOUIS delivers these federal documents in an electronic, printable, text format for easier use. LOUIS also lets you access all the pages of a debate in the Congressional Record - or any other document - in one printer-friendly Web page.
You can search broadly for keywords or limit searches to a single document set or range of dates. LOUIS, which daily updates its document depository, even allows you to set up a "standing query" as an RSS feed. LOUIS can alert you every time there is a new document that references your query. For example, if you want to follow "lobbying reform," and Senators debate the lobbying reform measures of an ethics bill, the LOUIS notifier feed will send an update with a link to the relevant transcript from the Congressional Record.

Click here to go to LOUISdb.org.

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Today in History: June 22nd

The following information is from: Those Were the Days - Today in History:

1874 - Dr. Andrew Taylor Still began the first known practice of osteopathy.

1937 - Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, knocked out James J. Braddock in a boxing match in Chicago, Illinois. The bout lasted eight rounds and Louis was announced as the world heavyweight boxing champion.

1938 - Joe Louis knocked out Germany's Max Schmeling in the first round, in a bout at Yankee Stadium.

1942 - V-Mail, or Victory-Mail, was sent for the first time. V-Mail used a special paper for letter writing during WWII. It was designed to reduce cargo space taken up by mail sent to and from members of the armed services. The letters written on this special paper were opened at the post office, censored and reduced in size by photography. One roll of film contained 1,500 letters.

1959 - "The Battle of New Orleans", by Johnny Horton, started week number four at the top of the nation’s music Tunedex. The song was number one for a total of six weeks. It was Horton’s only number one record and million-seller. He had big hits, however, with movie music: "Sink the Bismarck" and "North to Alaska" (from the film by the same title, starring John Wayne) -- both in 1960. Horton, from Tyler, TX, married Billie Jean Jones, Hank Williams’ widow. Tragically, Johnny Horton was killed in a car crash on November 5, 1960.

1985 - "People" magazine had an interesting story in the week’s issue. It took a death count in Sylvester Stallone’s "Rambo" flick, finding that there were 44 people killed directly. The wizards at "People" figured out that this was an average of one body biting the "Rambo" dust every 2.1 minutes. There were also 70 explosions that killed an undetermined number of people, according to the magazine.

1992 - CBS "This Morning" co-host Paula Zahn announced, “Making headlines this morning: Bill Clinton comes up with a plan for the economy. Tax the rich, cut the deficit, and help just about everyone else.” Very similar to the Robin Hood system, wasn’t it?

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Today in History: June 27st

The following information can be found at: Today-in-History PAGE OF SCOPES SYSTEMS:

1693: 1st woman's magazine "The Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
1847: NY & Boston linked by telegraph wires
1867: Bank of Calif opens doors
1915: 100ø F (38ø C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
1917: 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
1922: Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
1929: 1st color TV demo (NYC)

1942: FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island
1950: Pres Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
1950: UN Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea
1950: US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
1955: 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1966: 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premiers
1986: Anne White shocks Wimbeldon by wearing only a body stocking
1990: Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims

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June 26, 2007

Today in History: June 26th

The following information can be found at: Today-in-History PAGE OF SCOPES SYSTEMS:

1797: Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can't sell it to
farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
1848: 1st pure food law enacted in US
1911: Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
1916: Cleveland Indians experiment with #s on their jerseys (one game)
1917: 1st American Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I
1934: FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act establishing credit unions
1934: W E B Du Bois resigns position at NAACP

1959: Queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway
1960: British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
1960: Madagascar gains independence from France (National Day)
1962: Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
1963: Kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
1964: Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
1990: 122ø F in Phoenix Arizona

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June 25, 2007

Today in History: June 25th

The following information can be found at: WSTM.com - Today in Entertainment:

On June 25th, 1951, the first commercial color telecast took place as CBS transmitted a one-hour special from New York to four other cities.

In 1967, The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love" live on the "Our World" program, which was seen worldwide.

In 1992, Billy Joel received his high school diploma. Twenty-five years earlier, he had overslept and missed his English and gym finals.


The following information can be found: The New York Times: On This Day:

1788 Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution.

1868 Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were readmitted to the Union.

1950 War broke out on the Korean peninsula as forces from the communist North invaded the South.

1996 A truck bomb killed 19 Americans and injured hundreds at a U.S. military housing complex in Saudi Arabia.

1997 Oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau died at age 87.

1997 An unmanned cargo ship crashed into Russia's Mir space station, knocking out half of the station's power and rupturing a pressurized laboratory.

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New Reference Books

New Reference Books as of June 20, 2007:

Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics / editor Neil J. Salkind ; managing editor Kristin Rasmussen.
REF. HA29 .S23632007
v. 1
v. 2
v. 3

The American dictionary of criminal justice : key terms and major court cases / Dean John Champion.
3rd ed.
REF. HV7411 .C482005

Meeting procedures : parliamentary law and rules of order for the 21st century / James Lochrie.
REF. JF515 .L682003

Encyclopedia of American civil rights and liberties / edited by Otis H. Stephens, Jr., John M. Scheb II, Kara E. Stooksbury.
REF. KF4748 .E532006
v. 1
v. 2
v. 3

Illinois court rules and procedure.
REF. KFI1729 .A196
(2007 v. 1)
(2007 v. 2)
(2007 v. 3)

International law : a dictionary / Boleslaw A. Boczek.
REF. KZ1161 .B632005

How to write a lot : a practical guide to productive academic writing / Paul J. Silvia.
REF. PE1408 .S487872007

Black’s medical dictionary / edited by Harvey Marcovitch.
41st ed.
REF. R121 .B5982006

Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion / editors, Thomas P. Gullotta and Martin Bloom.
REF. RA427.8 .E532003

Schwartz’s principles of surgery / edited by F. Charles Brunicardi ... [et al.].
8th ed.
REF. RD31 .P882005

Cancer nursing : principles and practice / edited by Connie Henke Yarbro, Margaret Hansen Frogge, Michelle Goodman ; editorial consultants, Barbara Holmes Gobel, Debra Wujcik.
6th ed.
REF. RC266 .C3562005

Textbook of child and adolescent psychiatry / edited by Jerry M. Wiener, Mina K. Dulcan.
3rd ed.
REF. RJ499 .T472004

COTA exam study guide : strategies for success / Susan G. Ahmad, Donald Kallembach.
REF. RM735.32 .A362003

Words of intelligence : a dictionary / Jan Goldman.
REF. UB250 .G652006

Thank you Erin.

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June 21, 2007

Today in History: June 21st

The following information is from: Those Were the Days - Today in History:

1788 - The colony of New Hampshire became the ninth state to enter the United States of America. It had been a long time coming. For 38 years, the fishing colony, first settled in 1623, and named in 1630 by Captain John Mason after his Hampshire, England home, was a part of the Massachusetts colony. Then, in 1679 it became a separate royal colony. Concord, the capital of the Granite State, was also central to much of the Revolutionary War. The official state bird is the purple finch, and has a matching state flower, the purple lilac.

1834 - Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical reaper for farming.

1853 - The envelope folding machine was patented by Dr. Russell L. Hawes of Worcester, MA.

1859 - Andrew Lanergan of Boston, MA received the first rocket patent. Did the receipt of this patent make Mr. Lanergan of Boston the first rocket scientist?

1948 - For those of us who have a garage full of those 12-inch round, black disks protected by flimsy cardboard covers, this note: Columbia Records announced that it was offering a new Vinylite long-playing record that could hold 23 minutes of music on each side. One of the first LPs produced was of the original cast of the Broadway show, "South Pacific". Critics quickly scoffed at the notion of LPs, since those heavy, breakable, 78 RPM, 10-inch disks with one song on each side, were selling at an all-time high. It didn’t take very long though, for the 33-1/3 RPM album -- and its 7-inch, 45 RPM cousin to revolutionize the music industry and the record buying habits of millions.

1958 - "Splish Splash", Bobby Darin’s first million-seller, was released by Atco Records. The song, written by Darin and Jean Murray, was Atco single #6117, recorded Apr 10, 1958.

1964 - Jim Bunning (later to become a U.S. Senator from Kentucky), a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, threw the first perfect game in the National League in 84 years, leading the Phils to a 6-0 win over the New York Mets. Bunning worked his magic in the first game of a Father’s Day doubleheader. Byrum Saam called the play-by-play on radio. In the second game of the twin-bill, 18-year-old Rick Wise won his first major-league game, 8-2, as the Phillies swept the Mets that summer day. (Bunning was also the first hurler in 61 years to get a no-hitter in both leagues.)

1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court in "Texas v. Johnson" ruled that burning the American flag as a political protest is protected by the First Amendment. In 1984, on Dallas City Hall property, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag to protest Reagan administration policies. He was tried and convicted (one year in jail and $2,000 fine) under a Texas law outlawing flag desecration. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals had reversed the conviction and the state then appealed to the Supreme Court, which ruled 5-to-4 against the Texas law.

1995 - Microsoft and Netscape officials met at Netscape headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Notes taken by Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen indicate that Microsoft offered to buy a share of its rival if Netscape would stop making Navigator for the Windows market. The Andreessen notes would be used later in the U.S. government’s massive antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft founder Bill Gates was painted as the master string-puller in a no-holds-barred plan to destroy Netscape Communications Corp. when it refused to collaborate on a plot to divide the market for Internet browser software.)

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June 20, 2007

Today in History: June 20th

The following information can be found at: TheHistoryNet: Today in History.

1756 Nearly 150 British soldiers are imprisoned in the 'Black Hole' cell of Calcutta. Most die.

1793 Eli Whitney applies for a cotton gin patent.

1819 The paddle-wheel steamship Savannah arrives in Liverpool, England, after a voyage of 27 days and 11 hours--the first steamship to successfully cross the Atlantic.

1901 Charlotte M. Manye of South Africa becomes the first native African to graduate from an American University.

1910 Mexican President Porfirio Diaz proclaims martial law and arrests hundreds.

1920 Race riots in Chicago, Illinois leave two dead and many wounded.

1967 Boxing champion Muhammad Ali is convicted of refusing induction into the American armed services.

1972 President Richard Nixon names General Creigton Abrams as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

1999 NATO declares an official end to its bombing campaign of Yugoslavia.

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June 19, 2007

Today in History: June 19th

The following information can be found at: Those Were the Days:Today in History:

1846 - The first organized baseball game was played on this day. The location was Hoboken, New Jersey. The New York Baseball Club defeated the Knickerbocker Club, 23 to 1. This first game was only four innings long. The New York Nine, as the winners were known, must have really studied the rules to have twenty-three runs batted in. The rules had been formulated just one year earlier by a Mr. Alexander Cartwright, Jr.

1911 - The first motion-picture censorship board was established -- in Pennsylvania.

1912 - The United States government adopted a new rule for all working folks. It established an 8-hour work day. Watch that lunch break, though. You never know if someone from the government might be clocking you...

1936 - Max Schmeling knocked out Joe Louis in the 12th round of their heavyweight boxing match. The German boxer earned his victory at Yankee Stadium in New York.

1943 - The National Football League approved the merger of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers (the Steagles), a team that lasted one 5-4-1 season; but turned down approval of a similar merger of the Chicago Cardinals and the Bears. The following year the Steelers merged with the Cardinals, another one season combo. The reason teams were merging in the 1940s: so many men were in the armed forces due to WWII, football players were at a premium.

1946 - The first championship prizefight to be televised was seen by boxing fans. Joe Louis tangled with Billy Conn in New York City. To see the fight in person, incidentally, would have cost you $100.

1978 - Whether you're a cat lover or not has nothing to do with whether you chuckle at the antics of the famous, fat, lazy, lasagna-eating, snide cat named Garfield. Garfield came into the world on this day by way of the talented pen of cartoonist Jim Davis. Readers of 41 newspapers throughout the U.S. were the lucky first-time readers of the Garfield strip. There are now over 220-million folks who read Garfield every day in over 2500 newspapers worldwide.

1981 - "Superman II" set the all-time, one-day record for theatre box-office receipts. Moviegoers forked over $5.5 million to see Christopher Reeve as the caped crusader. The three-day record was also shattered on June 21st, 1981, when a total gross of $14 million was collected.

1999 - Horror king/author Stephen King was was run down from behind by a van while walking on the shoulder of a road near his house in Maine. Motorist Brian Smith apparently lost control of his Dodge Caravan (he said his dog distracted him). King suffered a collapsed lung, 2 fractures of his right leg below the knee, a broken right hip, a fractured pelvis, 2 broken ribs and a scalp laceration. Now, that's a horror story!

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June 18, 2007

Today in History: June 18th

The following information can be found at: Those Were the Days:Today in History:

1861 - The first American fly-casting tournament was held in Utica, NY. Lots of anglers cast for fishing prizes and were hooked on the idea.

1898 - Atlantic City, NJ opened its Steel Pier to a large summertime seashore crowd. The world-famous Steel Pier over the Atlantic Ocean offered 9-1/2 miles of amusements, concerts, food, beverages, concessions and more. The Steel Pier once featured a horse that would dive into a pool at the end of the pier, in fact. The summer resort gave many a youngster their start in show biz, like Ed McMahon, who used to be a barker on the ocean pier.

1925 - The first degree in landscape architecture was granted by Harvard University.

1975 - Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox had one of the greatest days in major-league baseball history. Lynn contributed 10 runs, 16 total bases on three home runs, a triple and a single in a game against the Detroit Tigers. The Red Sox won the game 15-1.

1977 - Fleetwood Mac worked "Dreams" to the number one spot on the pop music charts this day. It would be the group’s only single to reach number one. Fleetwood Mac placed 18 hits on the charts in the 1970s and 1980s. Nine were top-ten tunes.

1983 - Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, beginning her ride aboard the space shuttle "Challenger" for a six-day Odyssey.

1986 - Don Sutton of the California Angels pitched his 300th career win to lead Gene Autry’s ball club to a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers. Sutton went on to win a total of 324 games in his illustrious career.

1996 - Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in (following Knesset approval) as Israel’s 9th Prime Minister. Netanyahu, the first prime minister born after the establishment of Israel, was elected May 29. His Likud-Party government lasted just under three years. He was defeated by the Labor Party’s leader, Ehud Barak, May 17, 1999.

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June 15, 2007

Today in History: June 15th

The following facts can be found at: The History Channel This Day in History:

1846: U.S.-Canadian border established

Representatives of Great Britain and the United States sign the Oregon Treaty, which settles a long-standing dispute with Britain over who controlled the Oregon territory. The treaty established the 49th parallel from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Georgia as the boundary between the United States and British Canada. The United States gained formal control over the future states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana, and the British retained Vancouver Island and navigation rights to part of the Columbia River.
Read the complete article.

1877: First African American graduate of West Point

Henry Ossian Flipper, born a slave in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1856, is the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Flipper, who was never spoken to by a white cadet during his four years at West Point, was appointed a second lieutenant in the all-African American 10th Cavalry, stationed at Fort Sill in Indian Territory.

Read the complete article.

1917: U.S. Congress passes Espionage Act

On this day in 1917, some two months after America’s formal entrance into World War I against Germany, the United States Congress passes the Espionage Act.

Continue reading the article.

1986: Petty makes 1,000th start

Richard Petty and family celebrating his 1,000 NASCAR start in 1986Richard Petty made his 1,000th NASCAR start at the Miller American 400 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Petty's records of success and longevity are likely never to be broken. "The King," as he is called, is first all-time in wins (200), races started (1,184), top-five finishes (555), top-10 finishes (712), pole positions (126), laps completed (307,836), laps led (52,194), races led (599), and consecutive races won (10).

Read the complete article.

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Congratulations Paul!!!!

Congratulations to Paul Blobaum on receiving tenure!!!!!

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Congratulations Erin!!!!

Stop by and congratulate Erin Engelbrecht on her new Senior Library Specialist position in Reference.

Congratulations Erin!!!!

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June 14, 2007

Today in History: June 14th

The following information can be found at: TheHistoryNet: Today in History.

1381 The Peasant's Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxes when rebels plunder and burn the Tower of London and kill the Archbishop of Canterbury.
1642 Massachusetts passes the first compulsory education law in the colonies.
1775 The U.S. Army is founded when the Continental Congress authorizes the muster of troops.
1777 The Continental Congress authorizes the "stars and stripes" flag for the new United States.
1922 President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to speak on the radio.

1951 UNIVAC, the first computer built for commercial purposes, is demonstrated in Philadelphia by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Prosper Eckert, Jr.
1954 Americans take part in the first nation-wide civil defense test against atomic attack.
1965 A military triumvirate takes control in Saigon, South Vietnam.
1982 Argentina surrenders to the United Kingdom ending the Falkland Islands War.
1985 Gunmen hijack a passenger jet over the Middle East.
1989 Congressman William Gray, an African American, is elected Democratic Whip of the House of Representatives.
1995 Chechen rebels take 2,000 people hostage in a hospital in Russia.

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June 13, 2007

Today in History: June 13th

The following information can be found at: TheHistoryNet: Today in History.

1777 The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain.
1863 Confederate forces on their way to Gettysburg clash with Union troops at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia.
1877 U.S. seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.
1920 The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.
1923 The French set a trade barrier between occupied Ruhr and the rest of Germany.
1927 Charles Lindbergh receives the Flying Cross and is treated to a ticker tape parade to celebrate his successful crossing of the Atlantic.
1940 Paris is evacuated as the Germans advance on the city.
1943 German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured.
1944 The first Germany V-1 buzz-bomb hits London.
1949 Installed by the French, Bao Dai enters Saigon to rule Vietnam.
1971 The New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon Papers.
1978 Israelis withdraw the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.
1979 Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the
1983 Pioneer 10, already in space for 11 years, leaves the solar system.


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June 12, 2007

Today in History: June 12th

The following facts can be found at: About.com: European History

Today in European History:

1458: Magdalen College, Oxford, founded.

1667: The first successful blood transfusion: Jean-Baptiste Denys transfuses a fifteen year old boy with sheep's blood.

1673: The future King James I of England is forced to resign as Lord High Admiral because of his Catholic faith.

1747: Marcos Saenz becomes the first bullfighter to be killed in combat.

The following facts can be found at: About.com: American History

Today in American History:

1764 - The Massachusetts House of Representatives organized the Committees of Correspondence in response to the Sugar Act.

1775 - Massachusetts Governor General Gage declared martial law and all armed colonists traitors.

1839 - The first baseball game was played.

1931 - The Untouchables of the Chicago police force arrested Al Capone.

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June 11, 2007

Today in History: June 11th

The source for the following facts is: This Day in History: History.com

1944: D-Day landing forces converge

Five days after the D-Day landing, the five Allied landing groups, made up of some 330,000 troops, link up in Normandy to form a single solid front across northwestern France.
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1963: University of Alabama desegregated

Facing federalized Alabama National Guard troops, Alabama Governor George Wallace ends his blockade of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and allows two African American students to enroll.
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1967: Six-Day War ends

The Six-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors ends with a United Nations-brokered cease-fire. The outnumbered Israel Defense Forces achieved a swift and decisive victory in the brief war, rolling over the Arab coalition that threatened the Jewish state and more than doubling the amount of territory under Israel's control. The greatest fruit of victory lay in seizing the Old City of Jerusalem from Jordan; thousands of Jews wept while bent in prayer at the Second Temple's Western Wall.
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1979: John Wayne dies

On this day in 1979, John Wayne dies. The star of countless westerns, Wayne had been battling cancer for more than a decade.
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Today in History: June 8th

The source for the following facts is: This Day in History: History.com

1949: FBI report names Hollywood figures as communists

Hollywood figures, including film stars Frederic March, John Garfield, Paul Muni, and Edward G. Robinson, are named in a FBI report as Communist Party members. Such reports helped to fuel the anticommunist hysteria in the United States during the late-1940s and 1950s.
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1967: Israel attacks USS Liberty

During the Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats attack the USS Liberty in international waters off Egypt's Gaza Strip. The intelligence ship, well-marked as an American vessel and only lightly armed, was attacked first by Israeli aircraft that fired napalm and rockets at the ship. The Liberty attempted to radio for assistance, but the Israeli aircraft blocked the transmissions. Eventually, the ship was able to make contact with the U.S. carrier Saratoga, and 12 fighter jets and four tanker planes were dispatched to defend the Liberty. When word of their deployment reached Washington, however, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ordered them recalled to the carrier, and they never reached the Liberty. The reason for the recall remains unclear.
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1968: Robert Kennedy buried

Three days after falling prey to an assassin in California, Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, just 30 yards from the grave of his assassinated older brother, President John F. Kennedy.
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1990: As Nasty As They Wanna Be causes store owner's arrest

Charles Freeman, the owner of E-C Records store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is charged with illegally selling the rap album As Nasty As They Wanna Be to an undercover officer. Immediately after the sale, six deputies rushed in to the store, handcuffed Freeman, and charged him with distributing obscene material. Freeman's arrest came two days after U.S. District Judge Jose Gonzalez ruled that 2 Live Crew's recording was legally obscene.
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Today in History: June 7th

The source for the following facts is: This Day in History: History.com

1893: Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience

In an event that would have dramatic repercussions for the people of India, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a young Indian lawyer working in South Africa, refuses to comply with racial segregation rules on a South African train and is forcibly ejected at Pietermaritzburg.
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Read about Gandhi:
Title: Extraordinary minds : portraits of exceptional individuals and an examination of our extraordinariness / Howard Gardner.
Call Number: BF412 .G271997

Title: Gandhi and his critics / B.R. Nanda.
Call Number: DS481.G3 N33931985

Title: Gandhi, soldier of nonviolence : an introduction / Calvin Kytle.
Call Number: DS481.G3 K91982

1917: Battle of Messines Ridge

On June 7, 1917, the British 2nd Army, led by Herbert Plumer, scores a crushing victory over the Germans at Messines Ridge in northern France, marking the successful prelude to an Allied offensive designed to break the grinding stalemate on the Western Front in World War I.
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1971: Vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment

The Supreme Court overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace. Cohen, who carried a jacket that read "F[***] the Draft" as he entered into a courtroom on April 26, 1968, had been charged with violating a California law that made it illegal to "use any vulgar, profane, or indecent language within the presence or hearing of women or children, in a loud and boisterous manner."
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June 06, 2007

Congratualations Pam!!!

Pam Taylor from the Serials/Acquistions department was recently selected: June Civil Service Employee of the Month. Stop by and offer your congratulations.

Congratulations Pam!!!!!

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Documenting Sources using APA Style

When: Thursday, June 7th, 2007
What time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: D2401B in the Library

Walk-ins are welcome. The Library Workshops are free of charge and open to students, staff, faculty and community members. To see the other workshops being offered by the Library, click here.

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Today in History: June 6th

From This Day in History: History.com

1944: Allies invade France

On this day in 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the largest amphibious military operation in history: Operation Overlord, code named D-Day, the Allied invasion of northern France.
By daybreak, 18,000 British and American parachutists were already on the ground. At 6:30 a.m., American troops came ashore at Utah and Omaha beaches. At Omaha, the U.S. First Division battled high seas, mist, mines, burning vehicles—and German coastal batteries, including an elite infantry division, which spewed heavy fire. Many wounded Americans ultimately drowned in the high tide. British divisions, which landed at Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches, and Canadian troops also met with heavy German fire, but by the end of the day they were able to push inland.
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Books and videos found in the GSU Library on D-Day:
Title: The greatest thing we have ever attempted : historical perspectives on the Normandy campaign / contributors, Stephen E. Ambrose ... [et al.] ; edited by Steven Weingartner.
Call Number: D756.5.N6 G741998

Title: British W.W. II documentaries [videorecording]
Call Number: DA587 .B74xVIDEORECORD535

Websites with information about D-Day:
American Experience: D-Day
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dday/

National D-Day Memorial Foundation
http://www.dday.org/

Untold Stories of D-Day@National Geographic Magazine http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0206/feature1/

D Day: Table of Contents
http://www.aero-web.org/history/wwii/d-day/toc.htm

D-Day: Operation Overlord - Features on thehistorychannel.co.uk
http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/features/d-day.php

Military History Online - D-Day June 6, 1944
http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/dday/

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Recreation.gov

Now that summer is here, are you looking for places to: camp, fish, bicycle, or hike? Then Recreation.gov is worth looking into. You can search for the following activities:

Autotouring, Biking, Boating, Camping, Climbing, Educational Programs, Fish Hatcheries, Fishing, Hiking, Historic/Cultural Sites, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Lodging, Museum/Visitor Center, Off-Highway Vehicle Access, Recreational Vehicles, Water Sports, Wildlife Viewing, and Winter Sports

You can search for: campgrounds, RV site, cabins, horse sites, etc. You can limit by state and date. They have posted information on booking tours of historic sites, obtaining permits, scenic routes and much more.

Click here to go to the Recreation.gov website..

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June 05, 2007

Today in History: June 5th

The following facts are from: This Day in History: History.com

1944: Allies prepare for D-Day

On this day in 1944, more than 1,000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries placed at the Normandy assault area, while 3,000 Allied ships cross the English Channel in preparation for the invasion of Normandy-D-Day.
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Books and videos found in the GSU Library on D-Day:
Title: The greatest thing we have ever attempted : historical perspectives on the Normandy campaign / contributors, Stephen E. Ambrose ... [et al.] ; edited by Steven Weingartner.
Call Number: D756.5.N6 G741998

Title: British W.W. II documentaries [videorecording]
Call Number: DA587 .B74xVIDEORECORD535

1956: Elvis creates uproar

On this day in 1956, Elvis introduces his new single, "Hound Dog," on The Milton Berle Show. Elvis scandalized the audience with his suggestive hip gyrations. In the media frenzy that followed, other show hosts, including Ed Sullivan, denounced his performance. Sullivan swore he would never invite Presley on his own show, but that autumn he booked Elvis for three shows.
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Books in the GSU Library about Elvis Presley:
Title: Elvis / by Albert Goldman.
Call Number: ML420.P96 G66

1968: Bobby Kennedy is assassinated

Senator Robert Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary. Immediately after he announced to his cheering supporters that the country was ready to end its fractious divisions, Kennedy was shot several times by the 22-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. He died a day later.
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Books and videos about Robert Kennedy located in the GSU Library:
Title: Robert Kennedy : the final years / Brian Dooley.
Call Number: E840.8.K4 D661996

Title: The Kennedys / [videorecording] / a co-production of WBGH/Boston and Thames Television, London.
Call Number: FLM-VDO. E843 .K43x1992VIDEORECORD2274

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PlantFacts

Now that summer has arrived it is time to plant flowers and mow the always growing lawn. It is also time to wonder what is causing the brown patches in the lawn, plants to die and how to get rid of the creepy crawlies on the plants.

PlantFacts which is a combination of several digital collections developed by Ohio State University can help. By combining the digital collections they have created an international knowledge bank and and multimedia learning center that offers the following:

Web - Internet search engine - Most concentrated search engine dealing strictly with plants. Over 260,000 pages of information from every land-grant university in the U.S. and several government institutions across Canada. Also includes academic information about college degree programs, requirements, scholarships, career opportunties, research projects, and online courses.
Images - (formerly Plant Dictionary) - A searchable database of high quality images featuring Ornamental plants, Turf, Plant Diseases, and Insects.
Videos - Collection of 200 short gardening how-to videos, ranging from tips on basic landscaping to lessons on deadheading roses. Hosted by Tom McNutt, gardening expert for NBC4 in Columbus.
FAQ's - Illustrated answers to over 800 commonly asked Gardening Questions, ranging from when to plant annuals to watering large shade trees.
Glossary - Illustrated definitions of commonly used horticultural terms.

Click on this link to go directly to PlantFact.

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June 04, 2007

My Search for Verina Morton Jones, M.D. (1857? - 1943)

Wednesday, June 6
7 PM
Engbretson Hall

My Search for Verina Morton Jones, M.D. (1857? - 1943)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Morton-Jones is often credited with being the first woman and the first black woman to practice medicine in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Morton-Jones was an active member of the NAACP, and an advocate for women's suffrage. Susan Rishworth's presentation will trace the path of her personal research into this fascinating medical pioneer. Her research is conducted primarily in archival collections of libraries, including a collection of Dr. Morton Jones's correspondence which is located at the Moorland-Spingarn Archives at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Presenter: Susan Rishworth, MLS, MA, is a resident of the south suburbs, and is an independent scholar. She is currently employed as Archivist at the American College of Surgeons in Chicago.

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Brown Bag Book Discussion

Bring your lunch!
Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen (New York: Alfred Knopf, 2007)

Tuesday, June 5
12 Noon - 1 PM and repeated 5 - 6 PM
University Library Balcony

Pauline Chen is a surgeon and a former UCLA medical school faculty member. Chen writes lucidly about the healthcare system's struggle with accepting death as a "good" outcome in medical care, and her own struggle to care for dying patients.

Moderator: Paul Blobaum

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PowerPoint Basics

Learn the basics of PowerPoint

When? Tuesday, June 5th
What Time? 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where? D2401B Library

What will be covered?
Learn how to: Create Slides, Add Images, Add Transition & Animation etc.

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Today in History: June 4th

The following facts can be found at: This Day in History: History.com

1754: Lieutenant Colonel George Washington builds Fort Necessity
On this day in 1754, during the Seven Years’ War, a 22-year-old lieutenant colonel in the Virginia militia named George Washington begins construction of a makeshift “Fort Necessity.” The fort was built to defend his forces from French soldiers enraged by the murder of Ensign Joseph Coulon de Jumonville while in Washington’s custody. One month later, the French, led by Jumonville’s half-brother, won Washington’s surrender and forced confession to Jumonville’s murder.
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1919: Congress passes the 19th Amendment
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.
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1942: The Battle of Midway begins
On this day in 1942, Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, commander of the fleet that attacked Pearl Harbor, launches a raid on Midway Island with almost the entirety of the Japanese navy.
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1989: Tiananmen Square massacre takes place
Chinese troops storm through Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked the West and brought denunciations and sanctions from the United States.
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Today in History: June 2nd

The following facts can be found at: This Day in History: History.com:

1865: American Civil War ends
In an event that is generally regarded as marking the end of the Civil War, Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signs the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators. With Smith's surrender, the last Confederate army ceased to exist, bringing a formal end to the bloodiest four years in U.S. history.
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1886: Grover Cleveland gets married in the White House
President Grover Cleveland becomes the first sitting president to marry in the White House on this day in 1886.
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1997: McVeigh convicted for Oklahoma City bombing
Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. Army soldier, is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
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Today in History: June 1st

The following facts can be found at: This Day in History: History.com

1779: Benedict Arnold is court-martialed
The court-martial of Benedict Arnold convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a relatively clean record in the early days of the American Revolution, Arnold was charged with 13 counts of misbehavior, including misusing government wagons and illegally buying and selling goods. Although his notorious betrayal was still many months away, Arnold's resentment over this order and the perceived mistreatment by the American Army would fuel his traitorous decision. Finish reading the article.

1812: Madison declares war
By the summer of 1812 President James Madison had grown tired of watching America's merchant ships and sailors take a beating at the hands of the British. The nation's maritime interests had been caught in the crossfire of the Napoleonic Wars since the early 1800s. Though France had long since begged off from interfering with U.S. economic activities, England persisted in its practice of halting U.S. ships and seizing men who were suspected of having deserted the Royal Navy. Reluctant to build up America's military forces, Madison attempted to rebuff the British through fiscally minded measures. However, neither the Embargo Act (1807) nor successive versions of non-intercourse legislation (1809, 1810) did much to dissuade the British from their habit of harassing American ports and ships. And so on this day in 1812, Madison gave the call to Congress to declare war on Great Britain. Just three days later the hawkish House voted 79 to 49 to engage England in armed conflict; by the end of the month the United States was embroiled in the War of 1812.

1900: Future President Hoover caught in Boxer Rebellion
On this day in 1900, future President Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou are caught in the middle of the Boxer Rebellion in China.
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1942: News of death camp killings becomes public for first time
On this day in 1942, a Warsaw underground newspaper, the Liberty Brigade, makes public the news of the gassing of tens of thousands of Jews at Chelmno, a death camp in Poland-almost seven months after extermination of prisoners began.
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