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Today In History

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 1997

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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