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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 […]

Bob Marley

On May 11, 1981, Bob Marley passes away from terminal cancer in Miami, FLA. Born February 6, 1945, in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, Marley and his friends formed the Wailing Wailers 1963; their big break came in 1972 when they landed a contract with Island Records. Marley went on to sell more than 20 million […]

Tender Combatants

On this day 20 years ago, Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 classmates and one teacher in a mass shooting. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. After exchanging gunfire with responding police officers, the pair subsequently committed suicide. In addition […]