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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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Hawaii Statehood and Queen Liliuokalani – Aloha

On this day in 1959, the modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the…

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The Stars and Stripes and Flag Day

Today’s date marks a notable confluence of coincidentally related events in history. To begin, it was on this day in 1777 that the Second Continental…

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McCarthyism Dies with Barely a Breath

On this day in 1954, Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) is firmly rebuffed and eventually finished by courtly U.S. Army general counsel Joseph Welch on national…

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Bobby Kennedy: the Day That Will Live in Infamy

On this day in 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) is fatally wounded by a gun shot to the head following his victory in the…

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An Industrial Versailles

On this day in 1956, with 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower presiding, General Motors opens its modern “Technical Center” in the unlikely burg of Warren,…

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