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This Day in History: December 16th

This Day in History: December 16th

Kathy Padden December 16, 2013 0

Today in History: December 16, 1960 Park Slope Air Disaster in Brooklyn, NY (1960) was the first of its kind – two airliners trying to make their way through a soupy mess of snow,

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This Day in History: December 13th

This Day in History: December 13th

Kathy Padden December 13, 2013 0

This Day In History: December 13, 1545 The Council of Trent, which began on this day in history, 1545, was the Catholic Church taking stock after the drama and challenges presented by Luther and

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This Day in History: December 12th

This Day in History: December 12th

Kathy Padden December 12, 2013 1

Today in History: December 12, 1408 The medieval chivalric Order of the Dragon was founded on this day by Sigismund, King of Hungary (who later became Holy Roman Emperor,) and his queen Barbara of

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This Day in History: December 11th

This Day in History: December 11th

Kathy Padden December 11, 2013 0

Today in History: December 11, 1964 In 1964, Sam Cooke was a rising star in the music world. With hits including “You Send Me” and “Cupid,” Sam was teetering on the brink of superstardom.

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This Day in History: December 10th

This Day in History: December 10th

Kathy Padden December 10, 2013 0

Today in History: December 10, 1936 On this day in 1936, King Edward VIII became the first British monarch to voluntarily give up the throne. Even more shocking to his subjects, government and family

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This Day in History: December 9th

This Day in History: December 9th

Kathy Padden December 9, 2013 1

Today in History December 9, 1965 One of the most beloved Christmas specials of all time, A Charlie Brown Christmas, debuted on this day in history, 1965. The story begins with a short documentary

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This Day in History: December 6th

This Day in History: December 6th

Kathy Padden December 6, 2013 1

Today in History: December 6, 1921 At the start of the 20th century, Ireland was a part of the United Kingdom, as it had been since the 12th century. And as long as Ireland

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This Day in History: December 5th

This Day in History: December 5th

Kathy Padden December 5, 2013 0

Today in History: December 5, 2008 Using DNA extracted from blood stains on the emperor’s clothing and bone fragments, on this day in history, 2008, it was confirmed that human remains found in the

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This Day in History: December 4th

This Day in History: December 4th

Kathy Padden December 4, 2013 1

Today in History: December 4, 1942 After the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, the Jews were forced into ghettos, taken away to forced labor or concentration camps, or killed. Homes and businesses belonging to

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This Day in History: December 3rd

This Day in History: December 3rd

Kathy Padden December 3, 2013 0

Today in History: December 3, 1979 The British rock band The Who hadn’t played Cincinnati since 1975, so the excitement level was high among the fans standing outside the Riverfront Coliseum on December 3,1979.

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This Day in History: December 2nd

This Day in History: December 2nd

Kathy Padden December 2, 2013 0

Today in History: December 2, 1777 On this day in history, 1777, Lydia Darragh thwarted a surprise British attack on General Washington and the Continental Army, helping turn the tide of the war. By

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This Day in History: December 1st

This Day in History: December 1st

Kathy Padden December 1, 2013 1

Today in History: December 1, 1982 When Michael Jackson began work on what would become the best selling album of all time (by far), “Thriller,” released on this day in history, he did so

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This Day in History: November 29th

This Day in History: November 29th

Kathy Padden November 29, 2013 1

Today in History: November 29, 1942 Rationing was a fact of life during World War II throughout many countries in the world, and most attempted to bear it with good humor; but coffee rationing,

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This Day in History: November 28th

This Day in History: November 28th

Kathy Padden November 28, 2013 1

Today in History: November 28, 1919 American born Nancy, Viscountess Astor, on this day in history, 1919, became the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons. Her husband, Waldolf Astor, was

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This Day in History: November 27th

This Day in History: November 27th

Kathy Padden November 27, 2013 1

Today in History: November 27, 2005 When most parents throw a Bat Mitzvah for their daughters, it’s a matter of renting out a room at the local Holiday Inn and hiring a local cover

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This Day in History: November 26th

This Day in History: November 26th

Kathy Padden November 26, 2013 0

Today in History: November 26, 1898 On Saturday, November 26, 1898, the passenger steamship Portland set sail from Boston Harbor, carrying approximately 192 passengers and crew members bound for Portland, Maine. As the Portland

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This Day in History: November 25th

This Day in History: November 25th

Kathy Padden November 25, 2013 1

Today in History: November 25, 1963 Three days after his assassination, president John F. Kennedy was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. President Lyndon Johnson’s first proclamation

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This Day in History: November 22nd

This Day in History: November 22nd

Kathy Padden November 22, 2013 0

Today in History: November 22, 1718 Edward “Blackbeard” Teach was a notorious pirate of English birth who began his illustrious career around 1713. He became a crew member on a Caribbean sloop under the

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