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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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This Day in History: November 25th- The Accidental Sinking of a Floating Bridge

This Day in History: November 25th- The Accidental Sinking of a Floating Bridge

Kathy Padden November 25, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 25, 1990 On November 25, 1990, the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge broke into pieces and sank to the bottom of Lake Washington. After a week-long windswept rainstorm, the

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This Day in History: November 24th- Origins

This Day in History: November 24th- Origins

Kathy Padden November 24, 2014 0

Today in History: November 24, 1859 When Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” was published on November 24, 1859, it sold out that same day. That’s not as impressive as it may initially seem as

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This Day in History: November 21st-  Rebecca Felton’s 24 Hour Senate Seat

This Day in History: November 21st- Rebecca Felton’s 24 Hour Senate Seat

Kathy Padden November 21, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 21, 1922 In November 1922, Georgia Governor Thomas Hardwick found himself in quite the quandary. He desperately wanted to run for the Senate seat left empty due to the

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This Day in History: Novemeber 20th- Occupying Alcatraz

This Day in History: Novemeber 20th- Occupying Alcatraz

Kathy Padden November 20, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 20, 1969 Most people remember Alcatraz Island off the California coast as the location of the country’s most notorious and isolated federal prison housing the most dangerous inmates. It

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This Day in History: November 19th- The Lip-Synching Duo

This Day in History: November 19th- The Lip-Synching Duo

Kathy Padden November 19, 2014 1

This Day In History: November 19, 1990 There were red faces all around as the Grammy Award for best new artist was stripped from pop duo Milli Vanilli on November 19, 1990, when it

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This Day in History: November 18th- Constantine and a Basilica

This Day in History: November 18th- Constantine and a Basilica

Kathy Padden November 18, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 18, 326 C.E. Ever since the apostle Peter was crucified in Rome during the reign of Nero in 65 C.E., Christians have venerated the spot where he was martyred

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This Day in History: November 17th

This Day in History: November 17th

Kathy Padden November 17, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 17, 1558 “A Faerie Land ruled by a Faerie Queene” – Longleat On November 17, 1558, the Lords of the Council rode from London to the palace of Hatfield

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This Day in History: November 14th- JFK, TV, Money, and Politics

This Day in History: November 14th- JFK, TV, Money, and Politics

Kathy Padden November 14, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 14, 1959 “TV has altered drastically the nature of our political campaigns, conventions, constituents, candidates, and costs…” — Senator John F. Kennedy On November 14, 1959, an article written

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This Day in History: November 13th- The Mysterious Death of Karen Silkwood

This Day in History: November 13th- The Mysterious Death of Karen Silkwood

Kathy Padden November 13, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 13, 1974 On November 13, 1974, a 28 year-old technician at a plutonium plant named Karen Silkwood died in a one-car crash near Crescent, Oklahoma. She was headed to

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This Day in History: November 12th- Ellis Island

This Day in History: November 12th- Ellis Island

Kathy Padden November 12, 2014 0

Today in History: November 12, 1954 Almost half of those living in the United States today can trace their roots back to a descendant who entered the country through Ellis Island, the gateway to

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This Day in History: November 11th- Get Your Kicks…

This Day in History: November 11th- Get Your Kicks…

Kathy Padden November 11, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 11, 1926 Well if you ever plan to motor west Just take my way that’s the highway that’s the best Get your kicks on Route 66 - Bobby Troupe

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This Day in History: November 10th- Sunny Day, Sweepin’ the Clouds Away…

This Day in History: November 10th- Sunny Day, Sweepin’ the Clouds Away…

Kathy Padden November 10, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 10, 1969 “Sesame Street” was built around a single, breakthrough insight: that if you can hold the attention of children, you can educate them.” – author Malcolm Gladwell On

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This Day in History: November 7th- The Death of Eleanor Roosevelt

This Day in History: November 7th- The Death of Eleanor Roosevelt

Kathy Padden November 7, 2014 0

This Day In History November 7, 1962 Long before former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt died on November 7, 1962, she made it perfectly clear she wished her funeral to be a quiet, no-frills affair.

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This Day in History: November 6th- Spiking Drinks with Anti-Freeze

This Day in History: November 6th- Spiking Drinks with Anti-Freeze

Kathy Padden November 6, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 6, 1982 A 40 year-old woman named Shirley Allen from St. Charles Missouri was arrested on November 6, 1982 for the murder of her husband, Lloyd Allen, also 40.

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This Day in History: November 5th- Over Three Hundred Sentenced to Hang

This Day in History: November 5th- Over Three Hundred Sentenced to Hang

Kathy Padden November 5, 2014 1

This Day In History: November 5, 1862 In the aftermath of the Great Sioux Uprising, now more accurately referred to as the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862, over three hundred Sioux men were

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This Day in History: November 4- Lincoln and Todd

This Day in History: November 4- Lincoln and Todd

Daven Hiskey November 4, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 4, 1842 On November 4, 1842, a struggling lawyer named Abraham Lincoln married the well-to-do Mary Todd, a Kentucky native like her new husband. The small wedding took place

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This Day in History: November 3rd- Annie Oakley and Her Guns

This Day in History: November 3rd- Annie Oakley and Her Guns

Kathy Padden November 3, 2014 3

This Day In History: November 3, 1926 On November 3, 1926, legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley died of natural causes in Greenville Ohio. To escape her poverty-stricken childhood, she capitalized on her extraordinary marksmanship and

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