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The Arc of the Moral Universe

On this day in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to a Baptist minister and his church organist wife in Atlanta, GA. Becoming a…

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A Mother, and Martyr of Pakistan . . . .

On this day in 2007, Benazir Bhutto, a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996,…

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National Hubris, International Tragedy . . . .

On this day in 1988 the aircraft bearing tail-number N739PA, operating the transatlantic leg of Pan Am Flight 103, was destroyed by a bomb killing…

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In Infamy

On this day in 1941, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”…

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The House of Bonaparte: A Cautionary Tale

On this day in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of France, taking the Charlemagne replica from the hands of Pope Pius VII and placing…

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United Nations Resolution 181

On this day in 1947, the United Nations votes in favor of an Independent Jewish State of Israel, the partition of Palestine and an end…

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