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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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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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The Statue of Liberty Mother of Exiles

On this day in 1886, US President Grover Cleveland presides over ceremonies dedicating the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Proceedings included a large…

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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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General Gates and the Battles of Saratoga

On this day in 1777, the Battles of Saratoga finally resolve after nearly a month of action and inaction, with British General and playwright John…

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St Vincent de Paul and De Paul University

On this day in 1660 St. Vincent de Paul, venerated in both the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches, passes after a long and colorful life…

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