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George Gershwin and Modern Music

Rhapsody in Blue is performed live for the first time in New York City’s Aeolian Hall. The entire evening’s program, billed as an “Experiment In…

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Mandela and the end of Apartheid

On this day in 1990, the South African government of President F.W. de Klerk releases Nelson Mandela from prison. Shortly after his release, Mandela was…

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Will Remedial Math Save the Nation?

As a culture-war weary nation ambles from the muddle of Iowa to the expectancy that is New Hampshire, and the hours for redemption grow short,…

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The French and Indian War and the Treaty of Paris

On this day in 1763, The Seven Years’ War, a global conflict known in America as the French and Indian War, ends with the signing…

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The British Invasion – The Beatles

On this day in 1964, The Beatles make their first of three appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, marking the opening salvo of the British…

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Peter the Great and the Enlightenment

On this day in 1725, Peter the Great passes painfully from chronic uremia and a gangrenous bladder. By the time of his death, his imperial…

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