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1945
Nuremberg trials begin
Twenty-four high-ranking Nazis go on trial in Nuremberg, Germany, for atrocities committed during World War II. The Nuremberg Trials were conducted by an international tribunal made up of representatives from the United States, the Soviet Union, France, and Great Britain. It was the first trial of… read more »
1789
New Jersey ratifies the Bill of Rights »
1923
Garrett Morgan patents three-position traffic signal »
1864
Sherman on the move »
1948
American consul in China held “hostage” by communists »
1945
Trials open at Nuremberg »
1968
Explosions rock West Virginia coal mine »
1820
American vessel sunk by sperm whale »
1947
Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten »
2003
Music producer Phil Spector indicted for murder of actress »
1875
Henry James’ first novel is published »
1955
Bo Diddley makes his national television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show »
1843
Blacksnake Hills trading post is renamed St. Joseph »
1962
Kennedy announces fair housing legislation »
1967
Students Demonstrate Against Dow Chemical Company »
1969
Seymour Hersh files follow-up to My Lai story »
1917
British launch surprise tank attack at Cambrai »
1945
Nuremberg war-crimes trials begin »
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