HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY
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.