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Lights, Camera, Debate!

On September 26, 1960, for the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates was broadcast on television. The presidential hopefuls,…

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My Rest a Stone

On this day in 1901, President William McKinley succumbs to gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin on September 6. According to witnesses, McKinley’s last words…

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Ford’s Fateful Faux Pas

On this day in 1974 newly-minted President Gerald Ford pardons his disgraced predecessor for any and all crimes related to the Watergate scandal. The reprieve…

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CREEP and the Impeachment of Nixon

On this day in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee approves the first of three articles of impeachment against Nixon, for obstruction of justice, abuse of…

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FDR – The President the People Didn’t Want to Let Go Of

On this day in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933 as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedented third term….

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JFK v Nixon and the Electoral College

On this day in 1960, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention, defeating among others fellow…

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