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Qaddafi was born in a tent in the Libyan desert in 1942, the son of a...Seventy-three years after it sunk to the North Atlantic ocean floor, a joint U.Muammar al-Qaddafi, a 27-year-old Libyan army captain, leads a successful military coup against King Idris I of Libya.Idris was deposed and Qaddafi was named chairman of Libya’s new governing body, the Revolutionary Command Council.
The incident dramatically increased tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States.On this day in 1802, the Richmond Recorder publishes a report that Thomas Jefferson, at the time temporarily retired from politics and living on his plantation, Monticello, kept one of his female slaves as a mistress. De Gaulle said that negotiations toward a settlement of the war could begin as soon as the United... On his second pass, Colonel Jones’ aircraft was hit and the cockpit... This legislation, proposed by Senators George Mc Govern of South Dakota and Mark Hatfield of Oregon, would have set a deadline of December 31, 1971, for complete withdrawal of American troops from South Vietnam. On this day in 1917, American soldier Stull Holt writes a letter home recounting some of his battlefield experiences on the Western Front at Verdun, France.The article gave only the woman’s first name, “Sally,” but was most likely referring... Murakami pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the San Francisco Giants in a 4-1 loss to the New York Mets in front of 39,379 fans at Shea Stadium. In a speech before 100,000 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, President Charles de Gaulle of France denounces U. Born in New York City in 1896, Holt served during World War I as a driver with the American Ambulance Field Service. On this day in 1939, German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air, as Adolf Hitler seeks to regain lost territory and ultimately rule Poland. The German invasion of Poland was a primer on how Hitler intended to wage war–what would become the “blitzkrieg”...On this day in 1864, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman lays siege to Atlanta, Georgia, a critical Confederate hub, shelling civilians and cutting off supply lines.
The Confederates retreated, destroying the city’s munitions as they went.
On September 1, 1964, pitcher Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese man to play in U.