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Up and Down The Big Muddy

On this day in 1816, the steamboat Washington, with a Henry Miller Shreve-design shallow draft ideal for western rivers, arrives at the docks in New…

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Detroit – From Riots to the Comeback City

On this day the 1967 Detroit Riots begin in sweltering heat. They were among the most violent and destructive riots in U.S. history; by the…

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It Was Never About the Economy, Stupid.

In 1992, James Carville coined a phrase that has become famous over the last three decades: “It’s about the economy, stupid.” Then governor Bill Clinton…

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FDR – The President the People Didn’t Want to Let Go Of

On this day in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933 as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedented third term….

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Disneyland from Black Sunday to World Entertainment

On this day in 1955, Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens in grand and comic style. The $17 million theme park…

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Ford’s First Model A Is Ordered

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

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