Sunday, October 10, 2010

Today's Devereaux Nuggets

October 10~

United States President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike on this day in 1913, marking the end of construction of the Panama Canal. Interested in the design and construction of the Panama Canal? It’s @ your library!

More than a year after his death, the remains of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer are buried at West Point in New York on this day in 1877.

In 1972 The Washington Post prints articles by reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward that uncover a massive effort to disrupt the Democratic campaign, activities that will soon become known as “Watergate.” The duo’s activities and findings will be immortalized in the 1976 film, All the President's Men. Get the scoop @ your library.

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