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The Star Wars Phenomenon

On this day in 1977, cinema changes forever as Star Wars is released to rave reviews and packed theaters; initially opening in only 42 theatres,…

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The Wonder of the Brooklyn Bridge

On this day in 1883, the The New York and Brooklyn Bridge is opened for cart, carriage and pedestrian traffic. Thousands of people attended the…

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Captain Lord Louis Mountbatten Kept Returning

On this day in 1941, Captain Lord Louis Mountbatten, second cousin of King George VI of Britain and the only man other than the king…

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The Breakdown of Reasoned Discourse Leads to War

On this day in 1856, the caning of abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner (R-MA) is administered on the floor of the United States Senate at the…

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The Spirit of St. Louis

On this day in 1927, American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight…

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The Enduring Blue Jeans are Born

On this day in 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are awarded a patent to create work pants reinforced…

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