Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1947: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios (more info)

1952: Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play 'The Mousetrap' opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, eventually becoming the longest-continuously-running play in history (more info)

1963: President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (more info)

1984: Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas' in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia (more info)

1986: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua (more info)

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