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Today In History

Mon., Oct. 20, 1997

In 1944: During World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte in the Philippines, 2-1/2 years after he’d said, “I shall return.”

In 1947: The House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration within the motion picture industry.

In 1973: In the so-called Saturday Night Massacre, special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned.

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