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Opening of Service; About 10,000 Words Sent Between Nova Scotia and Ireland
Mark Twain is Dead at 74
Hawaii Becomes the 50th State; New Flag Shown
Largest U.S. Tanker Spill Spews 270,000 Barrels of Oil off Alaska
Assassin Kills Kennedy: Lyndon Johnson Sworn In
Lenin Dies of Cerebral Hemorrhage; Moscow Throngs Overcome With Grief
President Roosevelt Greets Free Cuba
Atom Spy Couple Sentenced to Die
Men Walk on Moon
Truman Orders U.S. Air, Navy Units to Fight In Aid Of Korea
Eisenhower Heads Allied Staff;Land, Air, Sea Chiefs To Serve Under Eisenhower
Los Angeles Policemen Acquitted In Taped Beating
The Shuttle Explodes
Truce Is Signed, Ending the Fighting In Korea
Fatal Fall of Wright Airship; Lieut. Selfridge Killed and Orville Wright Hurt
Mandela is Named President, Closing the Era of Apartheid
President Leaves on Trip to China
Wall Street Lays an Egg
Bush Halts Offensive Combat; Kuwait Freed, Iraqis Crushed
Taft Impressed Audience; Breaking of Tradition Added to the Inauguration
100,000 Hail Hitler; U.S. Athletes Avoid Nazi Salute to Him
Kennedy Orders Blockade of Cuba
Violence Erupts After Assassination of King
Wilson Asks for War Action
President Starts Recovery Program
Russia and Japan Accept Roosevelt’s Suggestion
Communists Take Over Saigon
Harry Houdini Dies After Operations: Loses Fight For Life in Detroit Hospital
Drastic Measures Everywhere to Curb Flu
President Harding Dies Suddenly
Landslide for Ike!
4 U.S. Agents Killed in Texas Shootout with Cult
Amid Splendor, Charles Weds Diana
Scopes Guilty, Fined $100
Maris Hits 61st in Final Game
Shark Kills 2 Bathers, Maims 1, Near New York
Democrats Assert Reagan is Using ‘Star Wars’ Scare to Hide Blunders
US is Voted Dry
Stalingrad Halts Hard Nazi Attacks; Red Army Takes Strong Points from Germans
Nation and Millions in City Joyously Hail Bicentennial
German Army Attacks Poland
Galveston in Ruins: Estimates of Dead in Thousands
Manson and 3 Women Found Guilty; State to Ask Death Penalty
Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped From Home
Italians Guilty in Murder;Jury to Deal With Them as if They Were Americans
Hoover Odds 5 to 1 on Eve of Election
High Court Puts New Curb On Powers of the Police to Interrogate Suspects
Death Captures Crown of Rock and Roll
White Star Liner Strikes Iceberg on Maiden Trip
Our Subway Opens, 150,000 Try It
Dentist, Close to Death, Receives First Permanent Artificial Heart
Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco in Ruins
Soviet Fires Earth Satellite into Space
China Resumes Control of Hong Kong, Concluding 156 Years of British Rule
Paris Falls: City Quiet as Nazis Enter
U.S. Defeats Soviet Squad in Olympic Hockey by 4-3
North Atlantic Pact Erases Last Marks of Isolationism
2 Students in Colorado School Said to Gun Down as Many as 23
Lindbergh Does It!
Scott Dies After Finding Pole
Power Failure Imperils Astronauts
Radio Fake Scares Nation
Budapest Protest Grew Into War; Battle for Hungary Remains in Doubt
Unknowns of World War II and Korea Are Enshrined
Chernenko is Dead in Moscow at 73; Gorbachev Succeeds Him
Martial Law Declared in Sarajevo: Heir to Throne Assassinated
Clinton Emphatically Denies an Affair With Ex-Intern
Dewey Defeats Truman
Hitler Dead
Guyana Official Reports 300 Dead At Religious Sect's Jungle Temple
Hindenburg Burns in Lakehurst Crash
Malcolm Knew He Was a 'Marked Man'
Dodgers Purchase Robinson, First Negro in Modern Major League Baseball
High Court Bans School Segregation; 9-to-0 Decision Grants Time to Comply
4000 Ships Carry Troops to Coast of France
Ferraro is Chosen by Mondale as Running Mate, First Woman on Major Ticket
Standard Oil Company Must Dissolve in 6 Months
Two Germanys Unite After 45 Years with Jubilation and a Vow of Peace
Work Begins on Yankee Stadium; No Ceremony to Mark First Step in Construction
Inventors of North Carolina Box Kite Machine Want Government to Purchase It
Jackson Wins Easily in Michigan in Surprising Setback to Dukakis
Reds’ Night Game Draws 25,000 Fans; First Under Lights in Major Leagues
Suffrage Amendment is Ratified
Dillinger Slain in Chicago; Shot Dead by Federal Men in Front of Movie Theatre
Government Clears the Way for Quantity Production of Salk Preventive
Electronic Computer Flashes Answers, May Speed Engineering
President Shot at Buffalo Fair
Nixon Resigns
Kennedy and Nixon Clash in TV Debate
U.S. Forces Out of Vietnam; Hanoi Frees the Last P.O.W.
Lusitania Topedoed!
3 Apollo Astronauts Die in Fire
Oahu Bombed by Japanese Planes
Martin Luther King Wins the Nobel Prize for Peace
Capone Convicted of Dodging Taxes; May Get 17 Years
At Least 31 Are Dead, Scores Are Missing After Bomb Attack in Oklahoma City
3rd Planet Found in Modern Times; Others, Uranus and Neptune
Clinton, at U.N., Signs Treaty Banning All Nuclear Testing
Teheran Students Seize U.S Embassy and Hold Hostages
Raze Berlin Wall, Reagan Urges Soviet

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