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And Spain Loses Florida

On this day in 1819, Spanish minister Don Luis de Onis and US Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, under the Monroe administration, sign the…

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Posted in Domestic Issues Human Interest Politics Sports

What the Hell Has Happened To America?

So, this morning while checking to see if the Rangers had traded Chris Kreider, I stumbled upon this piece in the New York Post sports section: “Mike…

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Posted in Civil Rights History Human Interest Religion

Malcolm X was Killed at 39 by Religious Fanaticism

On this day in 1965, Malcolm X is assassinated by three members of the Nation of Islam while preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American…

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Posted in History Science

John Glenn Became the First American to Orbit the Earth

On this day in 1962, Col. John Glenn, USMC, becomes the first American to orbit the Earth. The Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) spacecraft, named Friendship 7,…

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Posted in History Human Interest

American Concentration Camps

On this day in 1942, 10 weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal of…

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Posted in Civil Rights History Human Interest

Huckleberry Finn is Published Revealing a Shocking Culture

On this day in 1885,The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain’s famous and infamous tale of the antebellum South, is first published. Though Twain himself…

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