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Jan. 16, 1936: A delegation of officers from Headquarters, Pacific Coast Air Force, inspected the bombing and gunnery range at…

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Jan. 8, 1945: One of the two Mitsubishi J8M1 rocket-fighter prototypes was towed aloft at Nagoya, Japan, with water ballast…

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Dec. 26, 1941: Outside the U.S. Capitol, platoons of soldiers and police stood on high alert. Shortly after noon, British…

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Dec. 25, 1914: Legendary “Christmas Truce” takes place on the battlefields of World War I between British and German troops….

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Dec. 24, 1968: In the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read from the Book of Genesis as they…

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Dec. 18, 1958: Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched. A product of a highly secretive project, SCORE…

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Dec. 11, 1917: Thirteen Black soldiers were hanged for participation in Houston riot. The Camp Logan Mutiny (also called the Houston Riot of…

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Dec. 7, 1941: The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States (a neutral country at the time) against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, just…

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