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St. Vincent de Paul

On this day in 1660 St. Vincent de Paul, venerated in both the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches, passes after a long and colorful life…

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Fear, Loathing, and Raw Courage at Little Rock

On this day in 1957, under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock,…

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The Smithsonian – an Establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

On this day in 1829, British scientist James Smithson dies childless in Italy at the age of 64, leaving behind a will with a peculiar…

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Picasso’s Remarkable Legacy

On this day in 1901, upstart Pablo Picasso commands the first of countless showings of his work on Paris’ famous rue Lafitte, a street known…

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The Simplicity of Title IX

On this day in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, is…

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George Wallace and JFK

On this day in 1963, after defiantly blocking the door at the University of Alabama in open hostility to the United States government, George Wallace…

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