Posted in History Human Interest

The Beginning of the Camelot Era

On this day in 1953, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, the future 35th President of the United States, marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island….

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Beyond Pearl Harbor: a Day in Infamy

On this day in 2001, four coordinated attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda kill 2,996 people, injure over 6,000 others, and cause at least…

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Captain Perry, the Battle of Lake Erie and the War of 1812

On this day in 1813 Captain Oliver Hazard Perry leads the first unqualified victory over a British naval squadron in history. His U.S. fleet of…

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Sandy Koufax and Three Cy Young Awards

On this day in 1965, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax throws the eighth perfect game in major league history, leading the Dodgers to a…

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Pardon Ends Ford’s Career in Politics

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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The Lightning War and the Will of the British People

On this day in 1940, 300 German aircraft raid London, in the first of 57 consecutive nights of aerial bombardment. This bombing “blitzkrieg” (lightning war)…

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