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American Concentration Camps

On this day in 1942, 10 weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal of…

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Following up Normandy with the Battle of the Bulge

On this day in 1944, 200 hours ahead of Christmas, the Germans launch their last major offensive of WW2, Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein, and so…

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The Start of the Nuremberg Trials

On this day in 1945, 24 high-ranking Nazis comprising the first flight of such evil-doers go on trial before the International War Crimes Tribunal in…

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The Fate of Kurds in Trump Hands

I didn’t think the shame could get worse but it just did. You see, history is my “thing.” So get this: This man is consciously…

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The Giant Rock Hudson and the Gay Plague

On this day in 1985, actor Rock Hudson becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications from AIDS. Hudson’s death raised public awareness…

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The Nuremberg Trials Were the First Military Trials in the Modern Era

On this day in 1946, 12 high-ranking Nazis comprising the first flight of such evil-doers are sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal…

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