THIS DAY IN HISTORY (Jan 1, 2019)

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1959
Batista forced out by Castro-led revolution
On this day in 1959, facing a popular revolution spearheaded by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the island nation. Amid celebration and chaos in the Cuban capitol of Havana, the U.S. debated how best to deal with the radical Castro and the ominous... read more »
American Revolution
1781
Mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1879
E.M. Forster is born »
1915
Sneak preview of The Birth of a Nation »
1958
Inmate Merle Haggard hears Johnny Cash play San Quentin State Prison »
Civil War
1863
The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect »
Cold War
1959
Cuban dictator Batista falls from power »
Crime
1973
The real-life murder behind Looking For Mr. Goodbar »
Disaster
1978
Air India jet crashes just after takeoff »
General Interest
45 B.C.
New Year's Day »
1803
Haitian independence proclaimed »
1863
Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect »
1876
First modern Mummers' Parade »
Inventions & Science
1919
Edsel Ford succeeds father as president of Ford »
Presidential
1863
Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation »
Vietnam War
1966
1st Marine Division advance elements arrive »
1967
Operation Sam Houston begins »
Westward Expansion
1863
A Nebraska farmer files the first homestead claim »
World War I
1915
British ship Formidable is torpedoed »
World War II
1942
United Nations created »
1946
Hidden Japanese surrender after Pacific War has ended »

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