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The Sinatra Man-code

On this day in 1998, Francis Albert Sinatra, the first bona fide superstar in American popular music, succumbs to a heart attack in Los Angeles,…

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How Annexing Texas Led into the Civil War

On this day in 1846, Congress declares war on Mexico at the request of newly-minted President James K. Polk. The conflict centered on the independent…

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The Surprising Justice Blackmun

On this day in 1970, the US Senate confirms President Richard M. Nixon’s nomination of Federal Circuit Judge Harry A. Blackmun to the US Supreme…

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A Salute to Bob Marley

On this day in 1981, Bob Marley passes away from terminal cancer in Miami, FLA. Born February 6, 1945, in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica. Marley…

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Infrastructure, the Transcontinental Railroad and Immigrants

On this day in 1869, the transcontinental railroad opens for through traffic when Central Pacific Rail Road President Leland Stanford ceremonially drives the gold “Last…

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The Pill

On this day in 1960, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP), colloquially known as…

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