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FDR’s Fireside Chats

On this day in 1933, newly-minted President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the first of many “fireside chats.” These addresses broadcast to a nation savaged by economic…

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The Uniting of the UAW From the Flint Strike

On this day in 1936, the Flint sit-down strike against General Motors commences at Fisher Body Plant No. 1. When the strike finally ended 44…

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Hiroshima and Little Boy

On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. local time, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops atom bomb “Little Boy” over the city of Hiroshima….

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Truman and Military Desegregation

On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman issues Executive Order 9981, abolishing racial segregation in the U.S. military. Covering as it did an…

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The Fireside Chats

On this day in 1933, newly-minted President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the first of many “fireside chats.” These addresses broadcast to a nation savaged by economic…

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WWII Racism and Fear

On this day in 1942, 10 weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal of…

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