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The Supreme Allied Commander

On this day in 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is named Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) by FDR, serving in a…

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The Arc of the Moral Universe

On this day in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to a Baptist minister and his church organist wife in Atlanta, GA. Becoming a…

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A Cad of The Lost Cause

On this day in 1963, George C. Wallace, four-time governor of Alabama and four-time presidential hopeful, is sworn in as the 45th Governor of Alabama….

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The Nation’s First From Old Dominion

On this day in 1990 Douglas Wilder becomes the first-ever African American elected governor of a US state, and the first governor of color in…

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The Birth of Motown

On January 13th, 1959, with an $800 loan from his family, 29-year-old Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Tamla Records; Motown was born and Detroit would make…

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Spindle Top: The Return of the Dinosaurs

On this day in 1901, the American oil industry is born as a gusher named Spindle Top blows; the United States would never be the…

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