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Surrender at Yorktown: An Infant Nation Born

On this day in 1781, The Siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle of Yorktown, the Surrender at Yorktown, German Battle or the Siege…

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Landfall at Pevensey

On this day in 1066, claiming his right to the English throne, William, Duke of Normandy, invades England at Pevensey on Britain’s southeast coast. His…

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The Judiciary Act of 1789

On this day, the Judiciary Act of 1789, officially titled “An Act to Establish the Judicial Courts of the United States,” was signed into law…

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Why?

For a few hours on a recent Saturday afternoon I was 15 all over again. We live in very polarizing times. It’s bad out there. But I also know that Paul Spies is still out there asking “Why”, and inspiring others to do the same. I think we’ll be ok.

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On This Day

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 Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia.

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We Must Live Together As Brothers…

On April 4th, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis TN to have dinner with colleagues and discuss the march planned in support of the striking Memphis sanitation workers. Seconds later a single shot was fired and sparked what may go down as the bloodiest and most violent year in American history.

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