HIGHLIGHTS IN HIS­TORY

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To­day’s high­light:

On Nov. 4, 1979, the Iran hostage cri­sis be­gan as mil­i­tants stormed the United States Em­bassy in Tehran, seiz­ing its oc­cu­pants; for some of them, it was the start of 444 days of cap­tiv­ity.

On this date:

1922: dis­cov­ered The in en­trance Egypt. to King Tu­tankhamen’s tomb was

1939: The United States mod­i­fied its neu­tral­ity stance in World War II, al­low­ing “cash and carry” pur­chases of arms by bel­liger­ents, a pol­icy fa­vor­ing Bri­tain and France. 1942: Dur­ing World War II, Axis forces re­treated from El Alamein in North Africa in a ma­jor vic­tory for Bri­tish forces com­manded by Lt. Gen. Bernard Mont­gomery. 1956: Soviet troops moved in to crush the Hun­gar­ian Rev­o­lu­tion.

1964: Co­me­dian Lenny Bruce was con­victed by a three-judge panel in New York of ob­scen­ity charges stem­ming from his per­for­mances at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Vil­lage. Bruce re­ceived a post­hu­mous par­don in 2003 from New York Gov. Ge­orge Pataki.

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