This Day in History: Dec. 21

(AP Photo) On this day, Dec. 21 … 1988: A terrorist bomb explodes aboard a Pam Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people and sending wreckage crashing to the ground. Also on this day: 1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower go ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass.

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This Day in History: Dec. 2

On this day, Dec. 2 … 1954: The U.S. Senate passes, 67-22, a resolution condemning Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., saying he had “acted contrary to senatorial ethics and tended to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.” Also on this day: 1823: President James Monroe outlines his doctrine opposing

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