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On This Day…

January 25, 1971 The cult leader Charles Manson and three of his female followers are found guilty in the 1969 murders of Sharon Tate and six others. During the trial, Manson attempted to kill the judge while the jury was present in the room. Manson threatened the judge and then jumped over his lawyer’s table and headed for the…

On This Day…

On This Day…

First Canned Beer January 24, 1935 The first canned beer is sold; Krueger Beer brewed in New Jersey. The Krueger brewery was reluctant to can their beer at first, but was offered the canning equipment for a free trial by American Can Company, with them only having to pay for it if it was successful.…

This Weekend In History…

This Weekend In History…

January 21, 1977 U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardons the Vietnam draft dodgers. This pardoned those who violated the draft between August 4, 1964 and March 28, 1973. It is estimated that over 500,000 men had dodged the draft. However, this did not pardon military personnel who went AWOL. Roe v. Wade January 22, 1973 U.S. Supreme Court…

On This Day…

On This Day…

Iranian Hostage Crisis January 20, 1981 The 52 American hostages held in the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran as a result of the Iranian Hostage Crisis are released minutes after the inauguration of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. They had been held 444 days.

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