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The Battle of Britain

Within the shank of the battle, PM Winston Churchill remarked “Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so many to so few.” 1,542 such few gave their lives in the course of air combat; as of February, 2019, six of The Few from the RAF are still with us.

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From Yerba Buena to San Francisco

On this day in 1846, USN Capt. John Montgomery anchored in an obscure bay in California and led a party of marines and sailors ashore….

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From the Shogunate to Pearl Harbor

On this day in 1853, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, representing the U.S. Government, sails into Tokyo Bay, Japan, with a squadron of four vessels. For…

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The History of Sliced Bread

On this day in 1928, the first loaf from Otto Frederick Rohwedder’s automatic bread slicing machine is sold by the Chillicothe Baking Company, in Chillicothe,…

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From the Back of the Bus to Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows

On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson takes the women’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship…

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Who Invented the Bikini?

On this day in 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian…

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