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Desegregating the Military from FDR to Truman

On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman issues Executive Order 9981, abolishing racial segregation in the U.S. military. Covering as it did an…

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The First Bull Run

On this day in 1861 the Civil War finally erupts in full in Virginia. Confederate forces under P. T. Beauregard turn back Union General Irvin…

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The Manhattan Project

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the most urgent work of the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom…

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Owing So Much to So Few

On this day in 1940, Nazi Germany begins the first in a long and bloody series of bombing raids against England, known as the Battle…

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The First Trade Pact Between Nations- Japan and the US

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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The Last Full Measure

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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