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Infrastructure: 3 Minutes from the US to Canada

On this day in 1930, at 12:05 am, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel between the United States and Canada is officially opened to car traffic. As Windsor…

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Revealing the Sistine Chapel

On this day in 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is revealed to the public…

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Suez Canal Crisis

On this day in 1956 Israeli forces, followed by French and British troops, invade Egypt, sparking the Suez Crisis, and bringing parts of Western Europe…

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Immigrants and Infrastructure Pay Off Big – the Erie Canal

On this day in 1825, the Erie Canal opens, finally connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River and a man-made…

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Beirut Bombings

On this day in 1983, the Beirut barracks bombings decimate the quarters of U.S. and French troops during the Lebanese Civil War. Two truck bombs…

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The Louisiana Purchase

On Oct. 20th in 1803, the U.S. Senate approves a treaty with France providing for the purchase of the territory of Louisiana, which would double…

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