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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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A Return to Perfidy

On this day in 1923 US Interior Secretary Albert Fall resigns from President Warren G. Harding’s cabinet in response to public outrage over the Teapot…

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The Great Smog

On this day in 1952, The Great Smog, a deadly air-pollution event, descends upon the British capital of London. When it finally lifted, government medical…

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The Witch of November Come Stealin’

On this day in 1975, American Great Lakes ore freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in a gale-force Lake Superior storm, losing all 29 hands aboard….

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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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Earth Day and the Paris Accords

On today’s date in 1970, the first Earth Day is celebrated in the United States and elsewhere. Now an annual event observed every April 22…

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