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Earhart flies from Hawaii to California

In the first flight of its kind, American aviator Amelia Earhart departs Wheeler Field in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a solo flight to North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000 award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day, after travelling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, she safely landed at Oakland Airport in Oakland, California.

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Truce signed in Greek Civil War

On this day, fighting in the civil war stops when a political truce is signed between the British-backed Democratic National Army and the communist rebel National Liberation Front.The peace was short-lived, however, as civil war broke out again in the postwar environment and the tumultuous struggle for control over Greece continued.

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Stalin Banishes Trotsky

Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and early architect of the Soviet state, is deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to Alma-Ata in remote Soviet Central Asia. He lives there in internal exile for a year before being banished from the USSR forever by Stalin. Trotsky, born of Jewish-Russian parents, was first arrested by the czarist government for revolutionary activities in 18... Read more >