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Czechoslovakia – From Hitler to the USSR

On this day in 1968, countless thousands of Czechs in Prague and New York City turn out in protest of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia…

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Hawaii Statehood and Queen Liliuokalani – Aloha

On this day in 1959, the modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the…

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The Berlin Wall

On this day in 1961, in efforts to stem the tide of Cold War refugees attempting to leave East Berlin, the communist government of East…

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Guns of August and WW I

On this day in 1914, some 33 days after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie, “The Great War” finally erupts. Many people…

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The Invincible Armada and Elizabeth I

On this day in 1588, off the coast of Gravelines, France, Spain’s so-called “Invincible Armada” is defeated by Queen Elizabeth I’s English naval force under…

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The Battle of Britain

Within the shank of the battle, PM Winston Churchill remarked “Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so many to so few.” 1,542 such few gave their lives in the course of air combat; as of February, 2019, six of The Few from the RAF are still with us.

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