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Paul Robeson, Activism and McCarthy

On this day in 1976, actor, athlete and activist Paul Robeson dies from a stroke in Philadelphia, PA; he was 77. Born to a former…

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Queen Victoria

On this day in 1901, “Her Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of…

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The Failure of the Bloody French Revolution

On this day in 1793, Louis XVI, the last king of France (1774–92) in the line of Bourbon monarchs preceding the French Revolution of 1789,…

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Hedy Lamarr, the Cuban Missile Crisis, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

On this day in 2000, Vienna-born actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr passes away from heart failure in Altamonte Springs, FLA at age 85. Appearing in…

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Hawaii from the Spanish-American War to Statehood

On this day in 1893, Queen Liliuokalani, the rightful monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is overthrown in a coup tacitly led by American sugar…

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Douglas Wilder Grandson of Slaves Becomes Governor

On this day in 1990 Douglas Wilder becomes the first-ever African American elected governor of a US state, and the first governor of color in…

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