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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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The Sunday Driver, S1,E2: The Land of Mixed Fortunes

Buenos Tardes to you all from Thunder Island, 1,400-odd nautical miles from Old Fort Detroit, where the mercury is near 90 as we tap away…

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Surrender at Yorktown: An Infant Nation Born

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…

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The Long March Begins

On this day in 1934 the “Long March,” a tactical retreat of Mao Zedong and 60,000 Communist supporters, commences. The embattled Communists had broken through…

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The Fastest Ace Alive

On this day in 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager, born…

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