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Thomas Jefferson – the First Peaceful Transition Between Parties

On this day in 1801, Thomas Jefferson is elected the third president of the United States, bringing about the first peaceful transfer of power from…

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Justice for Atahualpa

On this day in 1531, Spanish explorer, conquistador and creep Francisco Pizarro springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men…

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American Anguish

On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington DC after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of…

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A Little Bit of Mayberry: Andy Griffith Was A Liberal

Conservatives have this steadfast belief that utopia in America is bringing us back to Mayberry,USA. Small town values, everybody knows everybody. Church going folks tucked…

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The War to End All Wars

On this day in 1918, and specifically at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Great War ends. At 5…

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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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