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On June 26th, 1900, a commission
that included Dr. Walter Reed began the fight
against the deadly disease yellow fever.
On this date:
In 1870, the first section of
Atlantic City, New Jersey's Boardwalk was opened
to the public.
In 1917, the first
troops of the American Expeditionary Force
arrived in France during World War One.
In 1919, the New
York Daily News was first published.
In 1925, Charlie
Chaplin's classic comedy, "The Gold
Rush," premiered at Grauman's Egyptian
Theatre in Hollywood.
In 1945, the
charter of the United Nations was signed by 50
countries in San Francisco.
In 1948, the
Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the Soviet
Union cut off land and water routes to the
isolated western sector of Berlin.
In 1959, President
Eisenhower joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth the
Second in ceremonies officially opening the St.
In 1963, President
Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he made his
famous declaration: "Ich bin ein
Berliner" (I am a Berliner).
In 1968, Chief US
Justice Earl Warren announced his intention to
In 1975, citing
what she called a "deep and widespread
conspiracy" against her government, Indian
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of
Ten years ago:
President Bush, who'd campaigned for office on a
pledge of "no new taxes," conceded that
tax increases would have to be included in any
deficit-reduction package worked out with
congressional negotiators. African National
Congress leader Nelson Mandela addressed the US
Congress, asking for "material
resources" to hasten the end of white-led
Five years ago:
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak escaped an
attempt on his life in Ethiopia. The Supreme
Court ruled, 6-to-3, that public schools can
require drug tests for its athletes. President
Clinton observed the 50th anniversary of the
United Nations at the site of its birth in San
One year ago: An
advance contingent of Russian troops flew into
Kosovo to help reopen a strategic airport and
join an uneasy alliance with NATO peacekeepers.
"When a diplomat
says yes, he means perhaps; when he says perhaps,
he means no; when he says no, he is no