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Deaths Following the Opening of King Tut’s Tomb

On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun….

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Valentine – the Love Priest

On this day Circa 278 AD, Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Gothicus, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius,…

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Black History Month

It’s black history month. Here is a poem by a black abolitionist about black women losing their children because they were sold off. The Slave…

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James “Cool Papa” Bell and the Baseball Hall of Fame

On this day in 1974, James “Cool Papa” Bell was inducted in the the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Said to be the fastest man…

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George Gershwin and Modern Music

Rhapsody in Blue is performed live for the first time in New York City’s Aeolian Hall. The entire evening’s program, billed as an “Experiment In…

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Mandela and the end of Apartheid

On this day in 1990, the South African government of President F.W. de Klerk releases Nelson Mandela from prison. Shortly after his release, Mandela was…

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