A dispute over national flags turned deadly on Jan. 9, 1964, when U.S. and Panamanian student groups both tried to plant flags in the Panama Canal Zone.
“New gunfighting broke out today between U.S. troops and Panamanians on the border of the U.S. Canal Zone, adding more casualties to a toll of 10 dead and more than 200 wounded,” reported an Associated Press article in the next day’s Mt. Vernon Register-News of Mt. Vernon, Ill.
“... Panama suspended relations with the United States and accused it of aggression.”
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An Aug. 16, 1914, article in The Atlanta Constitution of Atlanta, Ga., chronicled the first voyage through the new waterway. Panama Canal officially open
An article in the Jan. 1, 2000, Altoona Mirror of Altoona, Penn., marked the transfer of control from the United States to Panama. Panama Canal handed over