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Harry Gives ’em Hell

On this day in 1951, President Harry S. Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of his commands due to the General’s insubordination and unwillingness to conduct…

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The Sunday Driver, S2, E3: Fear and Loathing in the Heart of Atlanta

A Happy Easter Sunday, Monday or Passover to all, as the case may be. It has been sometime since we had the privilege of joyriding…

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St. James in the Lion’s Den

On March 26th, 1979, The Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty (معاهدة السلام المصرية الإسرائيلية‎; Mu`āhadat as-Salām al-Misrīyah al-‘Isrā’īlīyah; הסכם השלום בין ישראל למצרים‎; Heskem HaShalom Bein Yisrael…

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Strange Bedfellows

On this day in 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes appoints abolitionist, orator, statesman and escaped slave Frederick Douglass to the post of US Marshal for…

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Together We Cannot Fail

(DATELINE: WASHINGTON D.C., MARCH 12, 1933)On this day in 1933, newly-minted President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the first of many “fireside chats.” These addresses broadcast to…

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Jackson’s Gold

On March 8th, 1838, operations at the New Orleans Mint commence with the deposit of a first shipment of Mexican gold bullion. The original coins,…

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