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Hattie McDaniel Wins an Oscar Making History

On this day in 1940, American actress and singer Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award. She took the Oscar…

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Nixon’s Obstruction and the Smoking Gun Tapes

On this day in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee approves the first of three articles of impeachment against Nixon, for obstruction of justice, abuse of…

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Jackie Robinson-much more than a Baseball player

On this day in 1945, Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier and the great game changed forever when Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey secured…

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Bonhoeffer Stood Strong unto his Death

In 1939 Bonhoeffer had considered taking refuge in the United States but returned after only two weeks in New York City, writing to his sponsor, the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, that “I will have no right to participate in the reconstruction of Christian life in Germany after the war if I do not share the trials of this time with my people.”

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The Marshall Plan for a New World

On this day in 1948, President Harry S Truman signs the Marshall Plan into law. Officially it was entitled the European Recovery Program, an American…

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Pope John Paul II’s Transformative Papacy

A key goal of John Paul’s papacy was to transform and reposition the Catholic Church. His wish was “to place his Church at the heart of a new religious alliance that would bring together Jews, Muslims and Christians in a great religious armada.”

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