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Lucky Lindy from Minnesota to Paris

On this day in 1927, American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris. Met at the airfield by thousands of well-wishers, the weary pilot was passed around like the Stanley Cup until […]

Frank Sinatra Cool

On this day in 1998, Francis Albert Sinatra, the first bona fide superstar in American popular music, succumbs to a heart attack in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on December 12, 1915, Frank Sinatra rose to fame singing big band numbers with Tommy Dorsey and others, meeting great success in the ’40s, […]

The Battle for Texas

On this day in 1846, Congress declares war on Mexico at the request of newly-minted President James K. Polk. The conflict centered on the independent Republic of Texas, which had opted to join the United States after establishing its independence from Mexico a decade earlier. The new president wanted Texas as part of the United […]