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Tallboy Bombs and the Lonely Lady of the North’s End

On this day in 1944, a flight of 32 British Lancaster bombers equipped with “Tallboy” ordnance score two direct hits on the infamous German battle…

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The SS Edmund Fitzgerald and Gitche Gumee

On this day in 1975, American Great Lakes ore freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in a gale-force Lake Superior storm, losing all 29 hands aboard….

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Posted in Foreign Affairs History Human Interest

Opening the Berlin Wall

On this day in 1989, East German officials opened the Berlin Wall, allowing travel from East to West Berlin. Within hours celebrating Germans, nicknamed Mauerspechte…

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Posted in History Human Interest Women's Issues

Montana Started Electing women Before National Suffrage

On this day in 1916 Jeannette Pickering Rankin (1880-1973) of Montana is elected the first woman to the US House of Representatives and the first…

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Posted in Human Interest

Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis

On this very day in 1860, Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the…

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Posted in History Human Interest Religion

Guy Fawkes and Religious Treason

On this day in 1605 the very Protestant King James I of England learns of the infamous plot to explode the Parliament building. The has…

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