This Day In History: Oct. 20

The House Un-American Activities Committee opens hearings. Special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox is dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resign in the "Saturday Night Massacre." Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi is killed during an uprising.

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    The repair ship USS Vestal survived Pearl Harbor Attack and became the most decorated non-combat ship of World War II.
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  • Problematic Women: Little-Known Stories and History of Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving encompasses the American experience. Melanie Kirkpatrick joins the show to explain the true history of the holiday.
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  • Opinion/Kerr: There should be no such thing as a boring history teacher
    Teddy Roosevelt Sr. and Jr. both received the Medal of Honor, but wait until you hear the story of Edward A. Carter Jr., who also received the honor.
    11/27/2020 - 8:05 am | View Link
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    With a notably cinematic flair and deep characterization, this intense look beyond the looking glass takes the canonical history of the DC Universe. It ...
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  • The first Indigenous poet laureate in US history discusses the powerful role of poetry right now as we mourn the loss of life during the pandemic
    Joy Harjo says poetry is a guide to say 'Here's where we're going. Here's how to get there,' and it's the antidote to grief we need right now.
    11/27/2020 - 3:42 am | View Link
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