Oct. 21, 2019 - On April 18, 1942, the USS Hornet served as the launching point for the Doolittle Raid. On Oct 26, 1942, the USS Hornet was sunk during the Battle of Santa Cruz Island. About nine months ago, her wreckage was found 17,716 feet below the surface of the South Pacific Ocean.
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Sept. 21, 2018 - Douglas Brinkley eloquently delivered the Keynote Address at last Friday's Student News Net Symposium.Read More
- Why is Rosa Parks called the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement?
- What prepared Rosa for the action she took on Montgomery City Bus #2857 on Dec. 1, 1955?
- Why was the life Rosa led such a courageous one?
Douglas Brinkley, author of Rosa Parks: A Life, speaks at the Student News Net Symposium on Sept. 14, 2018..
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Today In History
October 211960: Library of Congress: American viewers were riveted to their television sets for the broadcast of the fourth and final debate between Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the Republican presidential candidate, and Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic candidate. The first-ever televised debate between presidential candidates was held on September 26, 1960. An estimated sixty to seventy million viewers watched the first, and successive, debate(s) - known as "the Great Debates." The first debate, broadcast by CBS, focused on domestic issues. The fourth debate, broadcast by ABC, focused on foreign policy issues, particularly U.S. relations with Cuba.
The second and third one-hour debates, televised from New York by NBC and ABC, respectively, followed a looser format with a news panel questioning the candidates on a variety of subjects. The third debate was the first genuine "electronic debate;" the two candidates faced off from opposite coasts - Kennedy speaking from a television studio in New York and Nixon from Los Angeles.
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