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Martyrdom at Dawn

At dawn on this day in 1915, 49-year-old British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels, Belgium. Before World War…

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Up and Down The Big Muddy

On this day in 1816, the steamboat Washington, with a Henry Miller Shreve-design shallow draft ideal for western rivers, arrives at the docks in New…

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Tecumseh, the Blazing Comet of the Ohio Valley

On this day in 1813, a combined British and Indian force is defeated by General William Henry Harrison’s American army at the Battle of the…

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Ein Deutschland

On this day in 1990, East and West Germany come together on what is known as “Unity Day,” less than one year after East German…

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Judgment(s) at Nuremberg: Full-On Antifa

On this day in 1946, 12 high-ranking Nazis comprising the first flight of such evil-doers are sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal…

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The Catch

On this day in 1954, New York Giants center-fielder Willie Mays makes an amazing over-the-shoulder play on a fly ball, forever after known simply as…

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