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June 27, 1950: Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering …

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June 24, 1997: U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell On this day in 1997, U.S. Air Force officials release a 231-page report …

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June 22, 1944: FDR signs G.I. Bill On this day in 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an …

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June 20, 1975: Jaws released On this day in 1975, Jaws, a film directed by Steven Spielberg that made countless viewers afraid …

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June 19, 1953: Rosenbergs executed On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. …

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June 18, 1812: War of 1812 begins The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war …

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June 17, 1885: Statue of Liberty arrives The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the …

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April 16, 1943: Hallucinogenic effects of LSD discovered In Basel, Switzerland, Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist working at the Sandoz pharmaceutical research …

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June 16, 1884: First roller coaster in America opens On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at …