On this day: March 14

POSTED: 11:54 AM PST Mar 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 13, 2015 

America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.

OTD March 14 - Korean War Seoul
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1951: For the second time during the Korean War, United Nations troops recapture Seoul. After losing the city on June 28, 1950, it had originally been retaken on Sept. 25, 1950, before being taken by North Korean forces again on Jan 4, 1951, as a result of their Chinese New Year's Offensive. As a result of being conquered four times in the course of a year, Seoul was in ruins by the time UN troops recaptured it, with the 1.5 million pre-war population falling to 200,000, and people suffering from severe food shortages.


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