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Martyrdom at Dawn

At dawn on this day in 1915, 49-year-old British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels, Belgium. Before World War…

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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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Beware Democrats, the Hunger Games Are Coming

Dana Milbank has an op-ed in The Washington Post that could well serve as both a bumper sticker and epitaph for the Trump presidency. It’s titled, aptly enough, “Tomorrow…

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Alcoholics Anonymous Was Born

On this day in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous is founded by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. With other original members, Wilson and…

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Kellogg – A Quack?

On this day in 1884, John Harvey Kellogg patents his revolutionary flaked breakfast cereals first known as Wheat Flakes and Corn Flakes. An avid health…

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Wiping Out Polio

On this day in 1954, the first round of Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin first at the Franklin…

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