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World War II: The "Battle of the Ruhr" begins.
The Holocaust ended
President Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
US explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll
Vietnam War begins
US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
Senate passes Civil Rights Bill
Equal Pay Act enacted
President Kennedy was assassinated
Martin Luther King, Jr. gives famous speech "I Have A Dream".
Medicare goes into effect
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated
US population reaches 200 million
Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China
Nelson Mandela (political prisoner-27 years) freed in South Africa
President Bill Clinton - $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
The Centennial Olympic Park Bombing
Y2K computer concern around the world
Hillary Clinton is the first former First Lady to win a Senate Seat
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