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Monday December 27, 1971
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News stories from Monday December 27, 1971


Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • U.S. bombers hit North Vietnamese military targets. North Vietnam claims that civilian areas and a school were hit. [CBS]
  • A group headed by press secretary Ron Ziegler leaves Wednesday for Peking to prepare for President Nixon's trip. The presidential staff, television network representatives and Secret Service personnel are included on the trip. [CBS]
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War took over the Statue of Liberty as part of "Operation Peace on Earth". U.S. withdrawal from southeast Asia is the group's objective; the American flag was flown upside down. The National Park Service brought in riot police from Washington, DC to handle the demonstration. [CBS]
  • Other veterans' protests included a demonstration at Travis Air Force Base, protesting the military's drug program. The demonstration ended peacefully. Twenty-five people led by Vietnam veteran Alfred Hubbard took over Betsy Ross's house in Philadelphia; the Pentagon denies that Hubbard ever served in Vietnam. [CBS]
  • Defense Secretary Melvin Laird says that he foresees no draft calls in January, February or March of 1972. The number of volunteers will determine draft activity. [CBS]
  • Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto met with Bangladesh leader Sheik Mujibur Rahman. More than 50 POW camps have been prepared in India; war crime trials by rebels are possible. [CBS]
  • New IRS rules require frozen prices to be displayed on retail items. [CBS]
  • Ex-Teamster president James Hoffa returned to Detroit after meeting with his parole officer. Attorneys are appealing Hoffa's conviction; Hoffa said that the appeal is based on the perjured testimony of one witness. [CBS]
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science and Progress met in Philadelphia. Senator Hubert Humphrey appeared at the conference and was insulted by delegates. [CBS]


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Dow Jones Industrial Average: 881.47 (+0.30, +0.03%)
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Arms Index: 0.93

IssuesVolume*
Advances7535.65
Declines6774.70
Unchanged2861.55
Total Volume11.90
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Market Index Trends
DateDJIAS&PVolume*
December 23, 1971881.17100.7416.00
December 22, 1971884.86101.1818.93
December 21, 1971888.32101.8020.46
December 20, 1971885.01101.5523.81
December 17, 1971873.80100.2618.27
December 16, 1971871.3999.7421.07
December 15, 1971863.7698.5416.89
December 14, 1971855.1497.6716.07
December 13, 1971858.7997.9717.02
December 10, 1971856.7597.6917.51


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