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Hedy Lamarr, the Cuban Missile Crisis, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

On this day in 2000, Vienna-born actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr passes away from heart failure in Altamonte Springs, FLA at age 85. Appearing in…

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Hawaii from the Spanish-American War to Statehood

On this day in 1893, Queen Liliuokalani, the rightful monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is overthrown in a coup tacitly led by American sugar…

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Douglas Wilder Grandson of Slaves Becomes Governor

On this day in 1990 Douglas Wilder becomes the first-ever African American elected governor of a US state, and the first governor of color in…

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Motown was Born

On this day in 1959, with an $800 loan from his family, 29-year-old Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Tamla Records; Motown was born and Detroit would…

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The Grand Canyon and Highest and Best Land Use

On this day in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument. In 1903, Roosevelt had visited the…

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The Day Big Oil Was Born

On this day in 1901, the American oil industry is born as a gusher named Spindle Top blows; the United States would never be the…

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