President Truman seizes control of the steel industry to avoid strike

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) founded

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Dr. Martin Luther King delivers last speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop"

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President Dwight Eisenhower gives his Farewell Address to the nation

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  • Lyndon B. Johnson and the Crisis in the Dominican Republic

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    LBJ: Honduran soldiers

    In this lesson, students look at the history of the United States’s relationship with Latin America, and they then evaluate the competing priorities which shaped the American intervention in the Dominican Republic in 1965.

    American author John Updike born

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    President Harry Truman announces Truman Doctrine for Greece and Turkey

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    Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

    Seventeen Moments in Soviet History contains a rich archive of texts, images, maps, and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917–1991). The materials are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English. Students, educators, and scholars will find materials about Soviet propaganda, politics, economics, society, crime, literature, art, dissidents, and hundreds of other topics.

    American theologian and political philosopher Reinhold Niebuhr born

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    Gen. George Marshall outlines his plan to rebuild Europe

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