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    • Herald & Review Almanac for Jan. 17

      Herald & Review· 3 days ago

      In 1977, convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, 36, was shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade. In 1984, the U.S....

    • Today in History

      San Francisco Chronicle· 3 days ago

      On Jan. 17, 1996, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine followers were handed long prison sentences for plotting to blow up New York-area landmarks. In 1806, Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, Martha, ...

    • Racism as political strategy too long tolerated

      The Day· 7 days ago

      In 1958, George C. Wallace after losing the nomination for governor of Alabama, said that he would “never be out-niggered again.” It was a hallmark event in the beginning of what has become ...