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1923 Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen. Because the ancient Egyptians saw their pharaohs as gods, they carefully preserved their bodies after death, burying them in elaborate tombs... read more »
American Revolution 1778 John Adams prepares to sail for France »
Automotive 1997 Jeff Gordon becomes youngest Daytona winner »
Civil War 1862 Capture of Fort Donelson »
Cold War 1951 Joseph Stalin attacks the United Nations »
Crime 1894 John Wesley Hardin is pardoned »
Disaster 1983 Brush fires ravage South Australia »
General Interest 1804 The most daring act of the age » 1959 Castro sworn in »
Hollywood 1933 David O. Selznick returns to MGM »
Literary 1944 Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford is born »
Music 1848 Chopin plays his final Paris concert »
Old West 1878 Silver dollars made legal »
Presidential 1786 James Monroe marries Elizabeth Kortright »
Sports 1984 Bill Johnson becomes first American to win Olympic gold in downhill skiing »
Vietnam War 1968 Tet Offensive results in many new refugees »
World War I 1916 Russians capture Erzerum »
World War II 1945 Bataan recaptured »
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