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John White and Missing Roanoke Colonists

On this day in 1590, John White, the governor of the Roanoke Island colony in present-day North Carolina, returns from England with provisions to find…

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Rudolf Hess – Suicide by Strangulation

On this day in 1987 Rudolf Hess, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s former deputy, is found strangled to death at Spandau Prison in Berlin at the…

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The Tragedy of Northwest 255

On this day in 1987, Flight 255 crashes at Detroit Metropolitan Airport killing 156 people; a four-year-old girl was the sole survivor of the disaster…

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Woodstock 1969 – Changing Rock and Roll History

On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York…

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FDR-Using Government to Build and Protect

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law. Flanked by ranking members of Congress, the 32nd President…

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From the Aztec Empire to New Spain and on to Mexico

On this day in 1521, following a three-month siege, Spanish forces under Hernán Cortés capture Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Aztec empire. Cortés’ men promptly…

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