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Model A to Today

On this day in 1903, the newly formed Ford Motor Company takes its first order from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning: an $850 two-cylinder Model A…

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Pelosi Lays Down the Law

I’ll say this for Nancy Pelosi; love her, hate her; agree with her, disagree with her, she’s no pushover. Unlike Paul Ryan and John Boehner,…

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Storming the Bastille-Lessons to be Learned

On this day in 1789, Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, the royal fortress and prison that had come to symbolize…

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Posted in History Politics

The Brokered 1960 DNC Convention

On this day in 1960, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention, defeating among others fellow…

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Posted in Entertainment History

Chicago and Disco Demolition

On this day in 1979, the pop-music genre Disco was “killed” by an organized public backlash with the infamous “Disco Demolition” night at Chicago’s Comiskey…

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99 years of the Hollywood Bowl

On this day in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters, opens its first official full season with a performance by…

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