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Today in history: December 16

In 1950, President Truman announced a national emergency

Dec. 16, 1950: President Truman announced a national emergency, following the entry of Communist China into the Korean War. Truman was so worried about China's entry into the Korean War that he considered, at one point, using atomic weapons. Nine were sent to the region.

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"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." — Abraham Lincoln

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