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This Day in History: February 27th- Sigmund and Carl

This Day in History: February 27th- Sigmund and Carl

Kathy Padden February 27, 2015 1

This Day In History: February 27, 1907 On February 27, 1907, the two leading theorists in the field of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, met in person for the first time after corresponding

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This Day in History: February 26th- A Boy Named Johnny

This Day in History: February 26th- A Boy Named Johnny

Kathy Padden February 26, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 26, 1932 “He is what the land and country is all about, the heart and soul of it personified and what it means to be here; and he said

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This Day in History: February 25th- A Rebellion Too Far

This Day in History: February 25th- A Rebellion Too Far

Kathy Padden February 25, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 25, 1601 On February 25, 1601, the last great favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, the 2nd Earl of Essex Robert Devereux, was beheaded at the Tower of London on

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This Day in History: February 24th- The Triple Execution That Resulted in 30 Deaths

This Day in History: February 24th- The Triple Execution That Resulted in 30 Deaths

Kathy Padden February 24, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 24, 1807 Just a few days before Christmas 1806, a 34 year-old woman named Elizabeth Godfrey rented a room in a house of ill-repute (tsk-tsk) in the Marylebone section

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This Day in History: February 23rd- Eradicating Polio

This Day in History: February 23rd- Eradicating Polio

Kathy Padden February 23, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 23, 1954 On February 23, 1954, a group of children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania helped make history by being the first inoculated with the polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas

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This Day in History: February 20th- Irish Contraception

This Day in History: February 20th- Irish Contraception

Kathy Padden February 20, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 20, 1985 Amid a storm of controversy, the Irish government won initial approval for the sale of contraceptives on February 20, 1985. The bill, which narrowly passed by a

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This Day in History: February 19th- Cooking Up Typhoid

This Day in History: February 19th- Cooking Up Typhoid

Kathy Padden February 19, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 19, 1910 On February 19, 1910 “Typhoid Mary” regained her freedom, albeit briefly. After years of being forced to live in isolation, Mary gladly agreed to never work as

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This Day in History: February 18th- More Suited to the Slums than to Intelligent, Respectable People

This Day in History: February 18th- More Suited to the Slums than to Intelligent, Respectable People

Kathy Padden February 18, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 18, 1885 “Sequels aren’t inherently bad-remember that Huckleberry Finn was a sequel to Tom Sawyer. But Twain understood what modern storytellers seem to have forgotten-a compelling sequel offers consumers

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This Day in History: February 17th- Krishnamurti

This Day in History: February 17th- Krishnamurti

Kathy Padden February 17, 2015 2

This Day In History: February 17, 1986 “When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.” – Krishnamurti Death came peacefully to the 90 year-old Indian philosopher

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This Day in History: February 16th- Bless You

This Day in History: February 16th- Bless You

Kathy Padden February 16, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 16, 600 C.E. “Bless You!” is the knee-jerk response of most of us in the Western world when someone sneezes. We say it without thought or hesitation, and sometimes

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This Day in History: February 13th- The Chairman of the Board

This Day in History: February 13th- The Chairman of the Board

Kathy Padden February 13, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 13, 1961 On February 13, 1961, legendary singer Frank Sinatra unveiled his recording label, Reprise. Unhappy with the limitations he felt Capital Records had placed on his creativity, “Ol’

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This Day in History: February 12th- Ethan Allen

This Day in History: February 12th- Ethan Allen

Kathy Padden February 12, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 12, 1789 Ethan Allen, Vermont’s beloved but elusive folk hero, died on February 12, 1789. The manner of his death was an enigma; some say he suffered a stroke

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This Day in History: February 11th- The Lady in Lourdes

This Day in History: February 11th- The Lady in Lourdes

Kathy Padden February 11, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 11, 1858 Marie-Bernarde (known as Bernadette) Soubirous was a barely literate 14-year-old girl from a poverty stricken family in the small town of Lourdes, France. On February 11, 1858,

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This Day in History: February 10th- Victoria and Albert

This Day in History: February 10th- Victoria and Albert

Kathy Padden February 10, 2015 1

This Day In History: February 10, 1840 “I felt so happy when the ring was put on, and by my precious Albert.” – From the diary of Queen Victoria February 10, 1840 dawned cold

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This Day in History: February 9th

This Day in History: February 9th

Kathy Padden February 9, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 9, 1964 “Congratulations on your appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and your visit to America. We hope your engagement will be a successful one and your visit pleasant.

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This Day in History: January 6th- Anastasia

This Day in History: January 6th- Anastasia

Kathy Padden February 6, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 6, 1928 On February 6, 1928, an attractive young woman arrived in New York on the ocean liner Berengaria. She held a press conference before she disembarked, explaining she

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This Day in History: February 5th- The Dueling Dandies

This Day in History: February 5th- The Dueling Dandies

Kathy Padden February 5, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 5, 1897 It all began when the gay literary critic Jean Lorrain accused author Marcel Proust (also thought to have been gay) of having a homosexual relationship with the

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This Day in History: February 4th- Lindbergh

This Day in History: February 4th- Lindbergh

Kathy Padden February 4, 2015 0

Today in History: February 4, 1902 “There were times in an aeroplane when it seemed I had escaped mortality to look down on Earth like a God.” – Charles Lindbergh Charles Augustus Lindbergh, the

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