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This Day in History: December 19th- Poor Richard

This Day in History: December 19th- Poor Richard

Kathy Padden December 19, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 19, 1732 Ben Franklin was, by all accounts, a busy guy. Throughout his life, he made a name for himself as a printer, postmaster, author, scientist, satirist, inventor, diplomat

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This Day in History: December 18th- The Grinch

This Day in History: December 18th- The Grinch

Kathy Padden December 18, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 18, 1966 “Christmas day will always be, just so long as we have we.” When “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” first aired on December 18, 1966, the most optimistic

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This Day in History: December 17th- Through the Tulips

This Day in History: December 17th- Through the Tulips

Kathy Padden December 17, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 17, 1969 On December 17, 1969, the oddly engaging ukulele strumming pop sensation Tiny Tim, most famous for the song “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”, married his girlfriend, Miss Vicki,

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This Day in History: December 16th- The Fever

This Day in History: December 16th- The Fever

Kathy Padden December 16, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 16, 1977 “Would ya just watch the hair? Ya know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it. He hits my hair.” – Tony Manero

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This Day in History: December 15th- The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

This Day in History: December 15th- The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

Kathy Padden December 15, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 15, 1944 Glenn Miller was on the top of his game in 1944. He led the most popular recording group in the world. His only rival for king of

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This Day in History: December 12th- The Leicester Codex

This Day in History: December 12th- The Leicester Codex

Kathy Padden December 12, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 12, 1980 When an ordinary person doodles, the results eventually get tossed in the trash without a second thought. But when one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance

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This Day in History: December 11th- The End of Louis

This Day in History: December 11th- The End of Louis

Kathy Padden December 11, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 11, 1792 On August 13, 1792, during the height of the French Revolution, Louis XVI was arrested. He was taken to a Paris fortress being used as a prison

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This Day in History: December 10th- The Dog That Caused a Riot

This Day in History: December 10th- The Dog That Caused a Riot

Kathy Padden December 10, 2014 1

This Day In History: December 10, 1907 On December 10, 1907, a reported thousand men, many medical students, marched through London defending the practice of surgery on live animals (vivisection). This demonstration ended in

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This Day in History: December 9th- The Separation

This Day in History: December 9th- The Separation

Kathy Padden December 9, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 9, 1992 “’Well, there were three of us in the marriage so it was a bit crowded.”- Princess Diana It was an announcement that would have been no surprise

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This Day in History: December 8th- For Attention

This Day in History: December 8th- For Attention

Kathy Padden December 8, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 8, 1980 It was the last thing people expected. On December 8, 1980, Howard Cosell announced during Monday Night Football that John Lennon, legendary musician and peace activist, had

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This Day in History: December 5th- Walt

This Day in History: December 5th- Walt

Kathy Padden December 5, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 5, 1901 On December 5, 1901 Walter Elias Disney, the man who would turn a rodent into a beloved icon and go on to create a global empire of

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This Day in History: December 4th- The English Pope

This Day in History: December 4th- The English Pope

Kathy Padden December 4, 2014 1

This Day In History: December 4, 1154 Pope Adrian IV began life as Nicholas Breakspear, hailing from St. Albans in Hertfordshire, England. He felt an affinity for the Church from an early age, although

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This Day in History: December 3rd- Desirous Streetcars

This Day in History: December 3rd- Desirous Streetcars

Kathy Padden December 3, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 3, 1947 On December 3, 1947, a young Marlon Brando first delivered the anguished cry “STELLA” across the Ethel Barrymore Theatre during the debut performance of Tennessee Williams’ drama

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This Day in History: December 2nd- The Marquis de Sade

This Day in History: December 2nd- The Marquis de Sade

Daven Hiskey December 2, 2014 4

This Day In History: December 2, 1814 “Either kill me or take me like this, for I will not change.” The Marquis de Sade, a notorious libertine whose deeds are linked forever with his

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This Day in History: December 1st- The Back of the Bus

This Day in History: December 1st- The Back of the Bus

Kathy Padden December 1, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 1, 1955 When Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American seamstress, climbed aboard a bus in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955, she had no intention of striking a blow

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This Day in History: November 28th

This Day in History: November 28th

Kathy Padden November 28, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 28, 1925 On November 28, 1925 at 8 p.m., George D. Hay, who dubbed himself “The Solemn Old Judge”, and an 80-year-old fiddler named “Uncle” Jimmy Thompson launched the

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This Day in History: November 27th- Off With Their Heads

This Day in History: November 27th- Off With Their Heads

Kathy Padden November 27, 2014 0

Today in History: November 27, 602 “He was a better judge of policy than of men.” – Previté-Orton On November 27, 603, the 20-year reign of Byzantine Emperor Maurice came to a most violent

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This Day in History: November 26th- Peanuts

This Day in History: November 26th- Peanuts

Kathy Padden November 26, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 26, 1922 “You can’t create humor out of happiness” – Charles Schulz Charles Schulz’s life-long relationship with comic strips began within days of his birth on November 26, 1922

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