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Sea Warfare Changes Before the World’s View

Today in History, December 10: 1941 –

4,000 Japanese troops land in the Philippines, 700 land on the island of Guam and seize it. To top of a disastrous day, Japanese torpedo bombers swarmed over the British Battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse, sending them both to the bottom of the South China Sea. 82 more words

Connie Mack Stadium Sold to Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies owner, Bob Carpenter, purchased Connie Mack Stadium for $1.7 million on December 10, 1954.  Immediately,  changes were instituted. For example, when the ballpark opened for the 1955 season, large billboards covered the outfield walls.  44 more words

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December 10, 1917 Oh, Christmas Tree...

A few days short ago, a Christmas tree was erected on Boston Commons. Symbolizing as it does the friendship between the people of two nations, this is no ordinary tree. 1,035 more words

suffrage \ noun suf·frage \ ˈsə-frij , sometimes -fə-rij \ Definition: The right to vote, especially in political elections

Wyoming is unique among the states that form our nation, in granting women the right to vote in 1869. The territory of Wyoming paved the way for the rest of the country, not only by being the first to allow women to vote but eventually allowing women to hold public office. 663 more words

The Noble Order of Knights of Labor

The Noble Order of Knights of Labor began as a secret society of tailors in Philadelphia on the 9th of December, 1869. The organization grew slowly during the hard years of the 1870s, but worker militancy rose toward the end of the decade, especially after the great railroad strike of 1877, and the Knights’ membership rose with it. 34 more words

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Pan Am Flight 214, Mayday

On December 8, 1963, at 8:24 p.m., Pan Am Flight 214 departed Baltimore for Philadelphia, with 73 passengers and eight crew members on board. Because of high winds in the area, the crew chose to wait in a holding pattern with five other airplanes, rather than attempt to land in Philadelphia. 19 more words

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