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Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Mr. Shaman, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2007
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    1876: Thomas Edison patents mimeograph.

    1918: 6 U.S. soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France; Alvin York is given command & shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more.

    1940: Battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks.

    1955: Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy.

    1963: Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie"; radio stations label it obscene.

    1966: Beatles' release "Revolver".

    1973: VP Spiro T. Agnew branded as "damned lies" reports he took kickbacks from govt contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign.

    1974: President Richard M Nixon announced he'd resign his office.

    1988: Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9-year-war.

    1991: Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge.

    2009: Sonia Sotomayor made history today when she was sworn in as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

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