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The Fastest Ace Alive

On this day in 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager, born…

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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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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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Ein Deutschland

On this day in 1990, East and West Germany come together on what is known as “Unity Day,” less than one year after East German…

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St. Vincent de Paul

On this day in 1660 St. Vincent de Paul, venerated in both the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches, passes after a long and colorful life…

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Fear, Loathing, and Raw Courage at Little Rock

On this day in 1957, under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock,…

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