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This Day in History: April 18th

This Day in History: April 18th

Kathy Padden April 18, 2014 0

Today in History: April 18, 1775 By April 18, 1775, the Sons of Liberty were in quite the quandary. British soldiers were traveling the countryside confiscating the colonists’ weapons, so they needed a way

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This Day in History: April 17th

This Day in History: April 17th

Kathy Padden April 17, 2014 1

Today in History: April 17, 1865 Mary Surratt, who was convicted of treason, conspiracy and plotting the murder of President Abraham Lincoln, was the first woman in United States history to be sentenced to

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This Day in History: April 16th

This Day in History: April 16th

Kathy Padden April 16, 2014 1

Today in History: April 16, 1178 BCE King Odysseus began to make his way home when the Trojan War ended after serving ten years as one of the most distinguished leaders of the Greek

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This Day in History: April 15th

This Day in History: April 15th

Kathy Padden April 15, 2014 1

Today in History: April 15, 1776 On April 15, 1776, The Duchess of Kingston was brought to trial to face charges of bigamy in Westminster Hall. This scandalous display of aristocratic bad behavior –

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This Day in History: April 14th

This Day in History: April 14th

Kathy Padden April 14, 2014 1

Today in History: April 14, 966 The Christianization of Poland was a shrewd political choice by Mieszko I, the first ruler of Poland, to ally his country with the Czechs who had also embraced

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This Day in History: April 11th

This Day in History: April 11th

Kathy Padden April 11, 2014 1

Today in History: April 11, 1931 Dorothy Parker was a writer, poet and satirist whose quick turns of phrase made her a favorite among many prominent Jazz Age newspaper columnists. Along with Robert Benchley

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This Day in History: April 10th

This Day in History: April 10th

Kathy Padden April 10, 2014 1

Today in History: April 10, 1834 On the evening on April 10, 1834, a fire broke out in an elegant three-story mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The rescuers found a slave woman chained

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This Day in History: April 9th

This Day in History: April 9th

Kathy Padden April 9, 2014 0

Today in History: April 9, 1970 Paul McCartney’s announcement on April 9, 1970 that he would no longer be recording or performing with the Beatles was disheartening, but hardly surprising. Unable to agree on

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This Day in History: April 8th

This Day in History: April 8th

Kathy Padden April 8, 2014 1

Today in History: April 8, 1994 On April 8, 1994 Kurt Cobain, the reluctant messiah of the “grunge” phenomenon that dominated rock music in the early 1990s, was found dead from an apparent suicide

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This Day in History: April 7th

This Day in History: April 7th

Kathy Padden April 7, 2014 0

Today in History: April 7, 1906 Mount Vesuvius, located on Italy’s west coast, is mainland Europe’s only active volcano. It’s considered one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes because of the largely populated areas

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This Day in History: April 4th

This Day in History: April 4th

Kathy Padden April 4, 2014 0

Today in History: April 4, 1960 On April 4, 1960 “Ben Hur” dominated the 32nd annual Academy awards at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, setting a new record sweeping 11 of the 12

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This Day in History: April 3rd

This Day in History: April 3rd

Kathy Padden April 3, 2014 0

Today in History: April 3, 1045 Edward the Confessor was born in 1003 to King Ethelred the Unready and his second wife Emma, the sister of Richard, Duke of Normandy, and was the last

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This Day in History: April 2nd

This Day in History: April 2nd

Kathy Padden April 2, 2014 0

Today in History: April 2, 1805 Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805 in Odense, Denmark to a cobbler and a washerwoman. Although they were poor, his parents doted on him and

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This Day in History: April 1st

This Day in History: April 1st

Kathy Padden April 1, 2014 0

Today in History: April 1, 1621 On April 1, 1621, the first peace treaty between the American colonists and the Native Americans was made in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The process began when Samoset, Squanto, and

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This Day in History: March 31st

This Day in History: March 31st

Kathy Padden March 31, 2014 0

Today in History: March 31, 1492 In 1492, Spain was home to the largest and most distinguished Jewish population in all of Europe. Jews had been living in the area at least since Roman

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This Day in History: March 28th

This Day in History: March 28th

Kathy Padden March 28, 2014 1

Today in History: March 28, 1979 At 4 a.m. on the morning of March 28, 1979, a combination of human and mechanical error led to the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, that in

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This Day in History: March 27th

This Day in History: March 27th

Kathy Padden March 27, 2014 0

Today in History: March 27, 1309 As the result of a war with the Doge of Venice Pietro Gradeningo over control of the city of Ferrara in northern Italy, Pope Clement V punished Venice

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This Day in History: March 26th

This Day in History: March 26th

Kathy Padden March 26, 2014 0

Today in History: March 26,1997 In the San Diego suburb of Rancho Santa Fe on March 26, 1997, police found 39 people dead in a spacious Spanish-style mansion from what appeared to be a

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