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JFK v Nixon and the Electoral College

On this day in 1960, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention, defeating among others fellow…

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Launching the Peace Corps-JFK v Sanders

On this day in 1961, Pres. John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 10924, officially launching the Peace Corps. Concerned with the growing tide of revolutionary…

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Posted in Civil Rights History Human Interest Politics

George Wallace, Segregation and the Racial Divide

On this day in 1963, George C. Wallace, four-time governor of Alabama and four-time presidential hopeful, is sworn in as the 45th Governor of Alabama….

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A Man With a Gun in Dallas

On this day in 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated by sniper’s bullets at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas,…

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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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The Cuban Missile Crisis

On this day in 1962, at 7:00 pm EDT, Pres. John F. Kennedy, on the job for 21 months, delivers a nationwide televised address on…

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