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The Black Hand, the Guns of August and WW I

On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his consort Sophie, were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip of the Black…

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The Rosenbergs – a Tale of Spies

On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed by electrocution under the Espionage Act of 1917 for sharing U.S. atomic warfare secrets…

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The Statue of Liberty and Freedom

On this day in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America for…

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The Stars and Stripes, Flag Day and Nuclear Stockpiles

Today’s date marks a notable confluence of coincidentally related events in history, like a river bending tightly in on itself. To begin, it was on…

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The Miracle at Dunkirk

On this day in 1940, Operation Dynamo, universally known as the Miracle at Dunkirk, comes to an official close; nearly a quarter-million Allied troops were…

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Dag Hammarskjold – the Youngest Secretary General of the UN

On this day in 1953, Swedish economist and statesman Dag Hammarskjold is elected United Nations Secretary-General by a vote of 57-1. At 47, he was…

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