TO­DAY IN HISTORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Nov. 12, 1936

The San Fran­cisco-Oak­land Bay Bridge opened as Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt pressed a tele­graph key in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., giv­ing the green light to traf­fic.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1927

Josef Stalin be­came the undis­puted ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trot­sky was ex­pelled from the Com­mu­nist Party.

1946

The Walt Dis­ney movie “Song of the South,” con­tro­ver­sial for its treat­ment of the film’s black char­ac­ters, had its world premiere in At­lanta.

1969

News of the My Lai Mas­sacre in South Viet­nam in March 1968 was bro­ken by in­ves­tiga­tive re­porter Sey­mour Hersh.

2001

Amer­i­can Air­lines Flight 587, an Air­bus A300 headed to the Do­mini­can Repub­lic, crashed af­ter take­off from New York’s John F. Kennedy In­ter­na­tional Air­port, killing all 260 peo­ple on board and five peo­ple on the ground.

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