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Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

On May 13the, 1846, Congress declared war on Mexico at the request of newly-minted President James K. Polk. The conflict centered on the independent Republic…

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Softly Spoken Greatness

On May 12th, 1970, the US Senate confirmed President Nixon’s nomination of Federal Circuit Judge Harry A. Blackmun to the US Supreme Court. Known principally…

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The Thousand-year Reich’s Inglorious End

On April 30th, 1945, Adolph Hitler kills himself by gunshot in his Führerbunker in Berlin with his new bride Eva Braun, who took her own…

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Easter Rising

On April 24th, 1916, the Easter Rising was launched by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while…

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Respecting Mother Earth . . . .

On April 22nd, 1970, the first Earth Day is celebrated in the United States and points around the globe. Now an annual event observed every…

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The Perpetual Catastrophe of Columbine

On April 20th, 1999, Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 classmates and one teacher in a mass shooting. They injured…

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