Posted in Foreign Affairs History

From the Shogunate to Pearl Harbor

On this day in 1853, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, representing the U.S. Government, sails into Tokyo Bay, Japan, with a squadron of four vessels. For…

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Posted in History Human Interest

The History of Sliced Bread

On this day in 1928, the first loaf from Otto Frederick Rohwedder’s automatic bread slicing machine is sold by the Chillicothe Baking Company, in Chillicothe,…

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Posted in Civil Rights History Human Interest

From the Back of the Bus to Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows

On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson takes the women’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship…

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Posted in History Human Interest

Who Invented the Bikini?

On this day in 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian…

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Posted in History

The Declaration of Independence is Adopted

On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopts a written Declaration pronouncing approval of the Lee Resolution for independence which passed July 2,…

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Posted in Civil Rights History

Gettysburg to Cemetery Ridge Ends the Confederacy

On this day in 1863, determined to wrest a victory from the war’s biggest battle at Gettysburg, C.S.A. Gen. Robert E. Lee attacks the Union…

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