Posted in Elections History

Sputnik and the Space Race

On this day in 1957, the USSR rockets into the modern “Space Age” with its launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. The spacecraft,…

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Posted in Foreign Affairs History Human Interest

The Berlin Wall

On this day in 1961, in efforts to stem the tide of Cold War refugees attempting to leave East Berlin, the communist government of East…

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Posted in Foreign Affairs History Human Interest

The Rosenbergs and the Bomb

On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed by electrocution under the Espionage Act of 1917 for sharing U.S. atomic warfare secrets…

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Posted in Foreign Policy History

The End of the Wall

On this day in 1989 East German officials opened the Berlin Wall, allowing travel from East to West Berlin. Within hours celebrating Germans, nicknamed Mauerspechte…

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Posted in Economy Headlines

The Housing Crisis: A Gathering Storm?

    The financial news released the other day appeared like a gathering storm.  The first bolts of lightning and rumbles of thunder echoed from…

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