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The Sunday Driver, S2, E3: Fear and Loathing in the Heart of Atlanta

A Happy Easter Sunday, Monday or Passover to all, as the case may be. It has been sometime since we had the privilege of joyriding…

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The Marshall Plan: Strength in Numbers

On April 3rd, 1948, President Harry S Truman signed the Marshall Plan into law. Officially it was entitled the European Recovery Program, an American initiative…

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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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Jackson’s Gold

On March 8th, 1838, operations at the New Orleans Mint commence with the deposit of a first shipment of Mexican gold bullion. The original coins,…

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Abolition’s Advent

On this day in 1807, the US Congress passes an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction…

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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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