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This Day in History: August 22nd

This Day in History: August 22nd

Kathy Padden August 22, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 22, 1893 “The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.” ―Dorothy Parker On August 22, 1893, writer, poet and critic Dorothy

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This Day in History: August 21st

This Day in History: August 21st

Kathy Padden August 21, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 21, 1920 “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh Christopher

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This Day in History: August 20th

This Day in History: August 20th

Kathy Padden August 20, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 20, 1619 On August 20, 1619, the first seeds were planted for the American/African slave trade. Although the “20 and odd” Africans aboard the ‘Man of War” were not

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This Day in History: August 19th

This Day in History: August 19th

Kathy Padden August 19, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 19, 1399 On August 19, 1399, the troubled reign of King Richard II came to an end when he surrendered power to his cousin, Henry of Bolingbroke. His reign

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This Day in History: August 18th

This Day in History: August 18th

Kathy Padden August 18, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 18, 1634 On August 18, 1634, Urbain Grandier, a parish priest from St.-Pierre-du-Marché of Loudun, France, was executed for the crime of sorcery, when all he was really guilty

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This Day in History: August 15th

This Day in History: August 15th

Kathy Padden August 15, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 15, 1969 The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in upstate New York over a period of four days beginning on August 15,

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This Day in History: August 14th

This Day in History: August 14th

Kathy Padden August 14, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 14, 1976 On an August morning in Belfast, Ireland during the mid-‘70s, a member of the I.R.A. named Danny Lennon was speeding down Finaghy Road North and was shot

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This Day in History: August 13th

This Day in History: August 13th

Kathy Padden August 13, 2014 1

This Day In History: August 13, 1997 Once upon a time, way back in 1992, there were two young students at the University of Colorado named Trey Parker and Matt Stone. They collaborated on

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This Day in History: August 12th

This Day in History: August 12th

Kathy Padden August 12, 2014 0

Today in History: August 12, 1938 On August 12, 1938, Adolph Hitler introduced the Mother’s Cross as an incentive for German women to produce as many children for the Third Reich as possible. The

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This Day in History: August 11th

This Day in History: August 11th

Kathy Padden August 11, 2014 0

Today in History: August 11, 1492 Rodrigo Borgia was elected to (or bought) the papacy on August 11, 1492 and became Pope Alexander VI. He was arguably the most controversial pope in the history

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This Day in History: August 8th

This Day in History: August 8th

Kathy Padden August 8, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 8, 1775 “They are remarkably stout and hardy men; many of them exceeding six feet in height. They are dressed in white frocks, or rifle-shirts, and round hats. These

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This Day in History: August 7th

This Day in History: August 7th

Kathy Padden August 7, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 7, 1782 The Purple Heart was created by George Washington to honor merit, especially in the case of enlisted solders, as the Continental Congress rejected his request to grant

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This Day in History: August 6th

This Day in History: August 6th

Kathy Padden August 6, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 6, 1890 “I would rather see ten hangings than one such execution as this. In fact I never care to witness such a scene again. It was fearful. No

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This Day in History: August 5th

This Day in History: August 5th

Kathy Padden August 5, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 5, 1962 In the early morning hours of August 5, 1962, legendary screen goddess Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home at the

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This Day in History: August 4th

This Day in History: August 4th

Kathy Padden August 4, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 4, 1892 Lizzie Borden took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. Most people know this

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This Day in History: August 1st

This Day in History: August 1st

Kathy Padden August 1, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 1, 1981 “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” These were among the first words spoken when MTV, or Music Television, debuted on the airwaves at 12:01 a.m. on August

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This Day in History: July 31st

This Day in History: July 31st

Kathy Padden July 31, 2014 0

This Day In History: July 31, 1975 Controversial Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa was reported missing on July 31, 1975 after vanishing from a restaurant parking lot in Detroit, Michigan the previous day. The circumstances

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This Day in History: July 30th

This Day in History: July 30th

Kathy Padden July 30, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 30, 1898 Once upon a time, back in the late 1800s, people in the Western world would work themselves into a tizzy over the mere mention of masturbation. The

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