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Slaying Dragons

On June 9th, 1954, Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) was firmly rebuffed and eventually finished by courtly U.S. Army general counsel Joseph Welch on national television,…

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A Bridge for Sale

On May 24th, 1883, the The New York and Brooklyn Bridge was opened for cart, carriage and pedestrian traffic. Thousands of people attended the opening…

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The Birth of the Blue Jeans

On May 20th, 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are awarded a patent to create work pants reinforced with…

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Doomed Lady Anna

On May 19th, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was executed on charges of incest, witchcraft, adultery and conspiracy against the…

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Madam Secretary

On May 15th, 1937 the first woman US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, is born in Prague; her name at birth was Marie Jana Korbelová….

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Chief Pontiac’s War

On May 7th, 1763, Pontiac’s War (also known as Pontiac’s Conspiracy or Pontiac’s Rebellion) was launched by a loose confederation of Native American tribes, primarily…

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