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Orson Welles Punks America

On this day in 1938, boy-genius radio producer Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater players scare the pants off America with a presentation of “War…

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The Lion’s Last Roar

On this day in 1956 Israeli forces, followed by French and British troops, invade Egypt, sparking the Suez Crisis, and bringing parts of Western Europe…

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15 Miles on the Erie Canal

On this day in 1825, the Erie Canal opens, finally connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River and a man-made…

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The Muddy, Bloody Battle of Agincourt

On this day in 1415, in the decisive blow of the Hundred Years’ War between England and France, young Henry V of England leads his…

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The Missiles of October

On this day in 1962, at 7:00 pm EDT, Pres. John F. Kennedy, on the job for 21 months, delivers a nationwide televised address on…

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Manifest Destiny at Three-Cents Per Acre

On this day in 1803, the U.S. Senate approves a treaty with France providing for the purchase of the territory of Louisiana, which would double…

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