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Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

On May 13the, 1846, Congress declared war on Mexico at the request of newly-minted President James K. Polk. The conflict centered on the independent Republic…

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Softly Spoken Greatness

On May 12th, 1970, the US Senate confirmed President Nixon’s nomination of Federal Circuit Judge Harry A. Blackmun to the US Supreme Court. Known principally…

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The End of the Third Reich

On this day in 1945, 76 years ago, pandemonium and celebrations erupt throughout the world from Moscow to Los Angeles upon the formal surrender of…

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Chief Pontiac’s War

On May 7th, 1763, Pontiac’s War (also known as Pontiac’s Conspiracy or Pontiac’s Rebellion) was launched by a loose confederation of Native American tribes, primarily…

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The Skipper of Freedom 7

On May 5th, 1961, Cmdr. Alan Shepard, Jr. became the first American in space when his Freedom 7 spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral. It…

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Machiavelli(an)

On May 3rd, 1469, Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born in Florence. Often called the father of modern political…

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