Posted in Health History Politics

FDR-Using Government to Build and Protect

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law. Flanked by ranking members of Congress, the 32nd President…

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Posted in History

From the Aztec Empire to New Spain and on to Mexico

On this day in 1521, following a three-month siege, Spanish forces under Hernán Cortés capture Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Aztec empire. Cortés’ men promptly…

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Posted in Civil Rights History

Missouri Becomes the 24th State and a Slave State

On this day in 1821, Missouri enters the Union as the 24th state, and the first located entirely west of the Mississippi River. Statehood came…

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Nixon’s Abuse and Congress Doing Their Job

On this day in 1974, President Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation from office “effective at noon tomorrow,” the first American President to date to…

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Posted in Entertainment History Human Interest Politics

The Wonder and Tragedy of Marilyn Monroe

On this day in 1962, film actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead at her Brentwood home in Los Angeles. She was discovered lying nude on…

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Posted in History Human Interest

The Voice of Anne Frank

On this day in 1944, acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in the…

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