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The Colorful Herman Melville

On this day in 1851, Herman Melville publishes Moby-Dick in the US, unleashing literary forces which would torment, vex and flunk countless confused high school…

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Honoring Vietnam Veterans

On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington DC after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of…

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Tallboy Bombs and the Lonely Lady of the North’s End

On this day in 1944, a flight of 32 British Lancaster bombers equipped with “Tallboy” ordnance score two direct hits on the infamous German battle…

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The Great War and the Armistice

On this day in 1918, and specifically at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Great War ends. At 5…

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The SS Edmund Fitzgerald and Gitche Gumee

On this day in 1975, American Great Lakes ore freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in a gale-force Lake Superior storm, losing all 29 hands aboard….

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Opening the Berlin Wall

On this day in 1989, East German officials opened the Berlin Wall, allowing travel from East to West Berlin. Within hours celebrating Germans, nicknamed Mauerspechte…

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