TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Oct. 20, 1976

Seventy-eight peo­ple were killed when the Nor­we­gian tanker Frost a rammed the com­muter ferry George Prince on the Mis­sis­sippi River near New Or­leans.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1947

The House Un-Amer­i­can Ac­tiv­i­ties Com­mit­tee opened hear­ings into al­leged Com­mu­nist in­flu­ence and in­fil­tra­tion in the U.S. mo­tion pic­ture in­dus­try.

1965

In one of the more col­or­ful mo­ments of his pres­i­dency, Lyn­don B. John­son, re­cov­er­ing from gall blad­der surgery at Bethesda Naval Med­i­cal Cen­ter, pulled up his shirt and jacket to show off his ab­dom­i­nal scar to re­porters and pho­tog­ra­phers.

1968

For­mer first lady Jac­que­line Kennedy mar­ried Greek ship­ping mag­nate Aris­to­tle Onas­sis.

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