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Fear, Loathing, and Raw Courage at Little Rock

On this day in 1957, under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock,…

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But One Life To Lose For My Country

On this day in 1776, American soldier and spy Nathan Hale is hanged near the Dove Tavern in Manhattan. Hale had been spirited into New…

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I Will Fight No More Forever

On this day in 1904, the remarkable Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies on the Colville reservation in northern Washington at the age of 64….

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Enterprise Unveiled

On this day in 1976, NASA publicly unveils its first space shuttle, the Enterprise, during a ceremony in Palmdale, California. Development of the spacecraft cost…

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Starvation of the Great Soul

On this day in 1932, in his cell at Yerovda Jail near Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest of the British…

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My Rest a Stone

On this day in 1901, President William McKinley succumbs to gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin on September 6. According to witnesses, McKinley’s last words…

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