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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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Posted in History Human Interest Presidential Facts

Truman Passes On after Great Accomplishments

On this day in 1972, Harry S Truman, 33rd President of the United States, passes away peacefully in his beloved Independence, Missouri. Known as “Give…

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Posted in Foreign Affairs History Military

V-J Day – the End of WW 2 Aboard the USS Missouri

On this day in 1945, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, bringing an end to World War 2….

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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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The Stars and Stripes and Flag Day

Today’s date marks a notable confluence of coincidentally related events in history. To begin, it was on this day in 1777 that the Second Continental…

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The Marshall Plan for a New World

On this day in 1948, President Harry S Truman signs the Marshall Plan into law. Officially it was entitled the European Recovery Program, an American…

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