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The Birth of Motown

On January 13th, 1959, with an $800 loan from his family, 29-year-old Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Tamla Records; Motown was born and Detroit would make…

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Spindle Top: The Return of the Dinosaurs

On this day in 1901, the American oil industry is born as a gusher named Spindle Top blows; the United States would never be the…

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Racism Is Taught

I saw a post on facebook the other day, and this poster reckoned as how racist of today were probably beat up by blacks sometime…

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The Peace Warrior From Missoula

On this day in 1916 Jeannette Pickering Rankin (1880-1973) of Montana is elected the first woman to the US House of Representatives and the first…

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Martyrdom at Dawn

At dawn on this day in 1915, 49-year-old British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels, Belgium. Before World War…

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I Will Fight No More Forever

On this day in 1904, the remarkable Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies on the Colville reservation in northern Washington at the age of 64….

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