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Abdicating the Throne and the Year of the Three Kings

On this day in 1936, After ruling for less than one year, King Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne….

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The Independent Jewish State of Israel

On this day in 1947, the United Nations votes in favor of an Independent Jewish State of Israel, the partition of Palestine and an end…

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The Gettysburg Address

This day in 1863, on a Thursday afternoon, President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,…

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Miracle at Dunkirk Imperils Britain

On this day in 1940, Operation Dynamo, universally known as the Miracle at Dunkirk, comes to an official close; nearly a quarter-million Allied troops were…

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