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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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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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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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Magellan Circumnavigates the World

On this day in 1522, the last of Ferdinand Magellan’s five ships–the Vittoria–arrives at SanlÚcar de Barrameda in Spain, thus completing the first circumnavigation of…

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The Noble Crazy Horse, Protector of the People

On this day in 1877, Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted by a cavalry soldier in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. A…

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Geronimo the Medicine Man and Warrior

On this day in 1886, Apache leader and medicine man Geronimo surrenders a third and final time to Lt. Charles Bare Gatewood, an Apache-speaking West…

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