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And Paris is Liberated!

On this day in 1944, after more than four years of Nazi occupation, Paris is liberated by the French 2nd Armored Division and the U.S….

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Mount Vesuvius Worse than Atomic Bombs

On this day in 79 A.D., after centuries of dormancy, Mount Vesuvius erupts in southern Italy. The massively devastating event destroyed the prosperous Roman cities…

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Dolley Madison Saves George Washington

On this day in 1814, first lady Dolley Madison saves a portrait of George Washington from being looted and destroyed by British troops during the…

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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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“Mad Anthony” Wayne and the End of the Northwest Indian War

On this day in 1794, General “Mad Anthony” Wayne proves that the fragile young republic called the United States can counter a military threat when…

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