September 20, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


In 1881: Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated.

In 1963: In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon.

In 1984: A suicide car bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy annex in north Beirut, killing a dozen people.

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