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Not to Act is to Act

On April 8th,1945, Lutheran pastor, theologian and Nazi-resistance leader Dietrich Bonhoeffer is hanged at Flossenburg, only days before the American liberation of his concentration camp….

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Talent and Torment

On April 5th, 1994, icon Kurt Donald Cobain of the band Nirvana dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Seattle. In March…

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A Man Called Karol, A Saint Called John Paul

On April 2nd, 2005, Pope Saint John Paul II, history’s most well-traveled pontiff and the first non-Italian to hold the position since the 16th century,…

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The Content of Their Character

On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot in the head at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6:01 p.m….

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Tiny Atoms, Big Problems

On March 28th, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the US nuclear power industry occurs at reactor number 2 of Three Mile Island…

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Like a Living Torch

On this day in 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City consumes the lives of 146 garment workers; 123 women and 23…

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