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The Giant Rock Hudson and the Gay Plague

On this day in 1985, actor Rock Hudson becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications from AIDS. Hudson’s death raised public awareness…

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The Nuremberg Trials Were the First Military Trials in the Modern Era

On this day in 1946, 12 high-ranking Nazis comprising the first flight of such evil-doers are sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal…

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James Dean and his 550 Spyder

On this day in 1955, cultural icon James Dean dies at age 24 in a car crash on U.S. Route 446 in California. Dean was…

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Willie Mays and the Legend of “The Catch”

On this day in 1954, New York Giants center-fielder Willie Mays makes an amazing over-the-shoulder play on a fly ball, forever after known simply as…

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William the Conqueror – the First Norman King

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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St Vincent de Paul and De Paul University

On this day in 1660 St. Vincent de Paul, venerated in both the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches, passes after a long and colorful life…

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