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1918: Private Alvin York leads an attack on a German machine gun nest that kills 25 of the enemy. He captures 132 prisoners and 35 machine guns, is promoted to sergeant, and is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. York was drafted in spite of his status as a conscientious objector.

1966: International Days of Protest in many world cities criticize U.S. policy in Vietnam.

Today: Twenty-two years after the end of the Vietnam war, the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington D.C. has become the most popular tourist attraction in the city.

1918: A resolution providing for a U.S. Women's Suffrage Amendment to the Constitution passes in the House of Representatives, but the Senate rejects the measure for the third time.

1966: Governor Wallace signs a bill forbidding Alabama's public schools to comply with the Office of Education's desegregation guidelines.

Today: Oprah Winfrey, an African American television personality and actress, is...

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