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Retro History: January 11 – January 17

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World News & the American Experience: 1943 – The Casablanca Conference takes place in Morocco, where the leaders of the Allies put together a strategy that would call for surrender of the Axis powers. 1943 – The world’s largest office building, the Pentagon, is completed. 1948 – Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast. 1979

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Retro History: January 4 – January 10

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World News & the American Experience: 1942 – Pan American World Airways completes the first commercial around-the-world airline flight. 1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson gives his “Great Society” State of the Union Address. 1968 – The first U.S. heart transplant is performed at Stanford University by Dr. Norman E. Shumway. 1974 – Nixon refuses

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Retro History: December 28 – January 3

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World News & the American Experience: 1934 – Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison. 1938 – The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to fight polio. 1945 – Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance. 1946 – President Truman proclaims the end of World War II. 1977 – Ted Bundy escapes

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Retro History: December 14 – December 20

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World News & the American Experience: 1941 – Hitler takes complete command of the German Army. 1941 – The US Office of Censorship is created to control information pertaining to World War II. 1958 – The first radio broadcast from space occurs. It is President Eisenhower’s voice, saying, “To all mankind, America’s wish for Peace

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