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This Day in History :1968: Robert F. Kennedy Shot
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: on this day, usa, los angeles, robert f kennedy, kennedy, california, palestine )

- 3670 days ago -
At 12:50 a.m. PDT, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate, is shot three times in a hail of gunfire in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Five others were wounded. The senator had just completed a speech celebrating his victory in the Calif
ON THIS DAY - 1978: Carter Delays N-Bomb Production
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: on this day, jimmy carter, carter, n-bomb, nuclear, usa, america, war, weapon )

- 3729 days ago -
The controversial neutron bomb developed by the Americans has been put on the back burner. The bomb - properly called an Enhanced Radiation Weapon or ERW - is a specialised thermonuclear weapon which produces a minimal blast but releases large amounts of
ON THIS DAY - 1981: President Reagan Is Shot
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: on this day, usa, ronald reagan, reagan, president, shooting, injury, gunman, washington, John Hinckley )

- 3737 days ago -
President Ronald Reagan has been shot and wounded after a lone gunman opened fire in Washington. He is currently undergoing emergency surgery at George Washington University Hospital but there are unconfirmed reports he walked in unaided.
On This Day: November 24th 1963: Kennedy 'Assassin' Murdered
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: on this day, usa, jfk, kennedy, lee harvey oswald, assassination )

- 3864 days ago -
The man accused of assassinating the US President, John F Kennedy, has himself been shot dead in a Dallas police station. Lee Harvey Oswald, a 24-year-old former Marine, was being transferred from police headquarters to the county jail, at the centre of a
On This Day: November 22nd 1963: Kennedy Shot Dead in Dallas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: on this day, usa, dallas, kennedy, jfk, assassination, death, john kennedy )

- 3865 days ago -
The President of the United States has been assassinated by a gunman in Dallas, Texas. John F Kennedy was hit in the head and throat when three shots were fired at his open-topped car.
ON THIS DAY - 1998: Clinton Denies Affair With Intern
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, intern, sex, clinton, government, denial, ethics, dishonesty, on this day, 1998 )

- 4167 days ago -
President Clinton has strongly denied allegations that he had an affair with a 24-year-old former White House aide. He also rejected accusations that he asked her to lie about the relationship on oath.
ON THIS DAY - 1973: Nixon Announces Vietnam Peace Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, vietnam, peace, nixon, washington, government, war, troops, on this day, 1973 )

- 4170 days ago -
The US president, Richard Nixon, has appeared on national television to announce "peace with honour" in Vietnam. Statements issued simultaneously in Washington and Hanoi confirmed the peace deal was signed in Paris at 1230 local time, bringing to an end
ON THIS DAY - 2002: Camp X-Ray Pictures Spark Outrage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, terrorism, bush, bushadministration, guantanamo bay, 2002, on this day, government, military, propaganda )

- 4173 days ago -
The publication of photographs of prisoners being held at a US military camp in Cuba has led to concern that their human rights are being abused. The Pentagon has released the pictures showing the detainees kneeling and subjected to sensory deprivation on
ON THIS DAY - 1961: John F Kennedy Sworn in as US President
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: john f kennedy, jfk, president, usa, democrat, on this day, 1961government )

- 4173 days ago -
The Democrat John F Kennedy has been sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States. The 43-year-old Roman Catholic was inaugurated as the 35th president on a snow-covered Capitol Hill in Washington. He takes over from the oldest
ON THIS DAY - 1991: 'Mother of All Battles' Begins
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: on this day, usa, iraq, gulf war, 1991, george bush, operation desert storm, history )

- 4176 days ago -
The Gulf War Allies have sent hundreds of planes on bombing raids into Iraq, at the start of Operation Desert Storm. The American, British, French, Saudi and Kuwaiti aircraft took off at 2330 GMT last night.

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