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Today in History

2017-08-13

On this day in 1937, the Battle of Shanghai began.

 

On this day in 1961, East Germany closed the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West.

 

On this day in 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts were released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York City.