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On This Day (October 26th)

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 waterway spanning 425 miles. Visionary Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York led the opening ceremonies and rode the canal boat Seneca Chief from Buffalo to New York City.

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America, We Cannot Let This Be Our Epitaph

America, we cannot let this be our epitaph. We cannot let this carnival barker define us. Even now, as I write these words, Trump is holding another rally – this one in Wisconsin – to whip his base into a frenzy.

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On This Day (October 22nd)

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 all of the major networks announcing the discovery of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba.

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On This Day (October 20th)

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 the size of the United States.

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On This Day (October 19th)

On this day in 1781, The Siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle of Yorktown, the Surrender at Yorktown, German Battle or the Siege of Little York, marks the decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental and French Army troops over an entire a British Army

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Biden Drops Clues About 2020 At Lake Michigan College

When former Vice President Joe Biden took to the stage last night at the Mendel Center on the campus of Lake Michigan College in Benton…

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