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The Siege of Yorktown

On this day in 1781, The Siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle of Yorktown, the Surrender at Yorktown, German Battle or the Siege…

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Mr. October: Reggie Jackson and the 1977 World Series

On this day in 1977, in game six of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson hits three…

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General Gates and the Battles of Saratoga

On this day in 1777, the Battles of Saratoga finally resolve after nearly a month of action and inaction, with British General and playwright John…

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Mao Zedong, the Long March and Chinese Civil War

On Oct. 16 in 1934 the “Long March,” a tactical retreat of Mao Zedong and 60,000 Communist supporters, commences. The embattled Communists had broken through…

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Yeager Breaks the Speed of Sound

On this day in 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager, born…

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Clement Vallandigham – the Golden Circle and Fighting Civil Rights

On this date in 1863 the quixotic Clement Vallandigham is soundly defeated in the Ohio governor’s race. As leader of the Copperheads, anti-war Democrats often…

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