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This Day in History: January Twentieth

This Day in History: January Twentieth

Kathy Padden January 20, 2014 0

Today in History: January 20, 1949 J. Edgar Hoover founded the Federal Bureau of Investigation and ran it with an iron fist (and quite possibly prettily painted fingernails) for 48 years. During the early

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This Day in History: January Seventeenth

This Day in History: January Seventeenth

Kathy Padden January 17, 2014 0

Today in History: January 17, 1950 On the night of January 17, 1950, a group of armed gunmen wearing blue suits, very similar to Brinks uniforms, and Halloween masks held up five employees at

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This Day in History: January Sixteenth

This Day in History: January Sixteenth

Kathy Padden January 16, 2014 0

Today in History: January 16, 1942 Carole Lombard was discovered at the age of 12 while playing baseball.  director Alla Dwan was watching the game and stated he thought she was a “a cute-looking

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This Day in History: January Fifteenth

This Day in History: January Fifteenth

Kathy Padden January 15, 2014 0

Today in History: January 15, 2001 Wikipedia is second only to Google when it comes to Internet sites we recognize most readily, and would cry the most copious tears over if for some reason

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This Day in History: January Fourteenth

This Day in History: January Fourteenth

Kathy Padden January 14, 2014 0

Today in History: January 14, 1129 Very little is known about origins of the Temple of Solomon or the Poor Knights of Christ, as the Knights Templar are also known. The information that made

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This Day in History: January Thirteenth

This Day in History: January Thirteenth

Kathy Padden January 13, 2014 0

Today in History: January 13, 1863 It’s almost too perfect. A man named Thomas Crapper invents the world’s first indoor one-piece flushing toilet on this day in history, and the world rejoices. The problem

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This Day in History: January Tenth

This Day in History: January Tenth

Kathy Padden January 10, 2014 3

Today in History: January 10, 1642 On January 10, 1642, King Charles and his family made their way to Oxford in fear of their lives, as the English Civil War commenced leading to the

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This Day in History: January Ninth

This Day in History: January Ninth

Kathy Padden January 9, 2014 1

Today in History: January 9, 1493 While sailing the waters around Haiti on January 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus spotted what he thought were three mermaids frolicking in the water. He reported later that they

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This Day in History: January Eighth

This Day in History: January Eighth

Kathy Padden January 8, 2014 0

Today in History: January 8, 1800 Victor of Aveyron was a feral child who was believed to have spent most of his childhood surviving alone in the woods. Captured twice in 1798 and 1799,

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This Day in History: January Seventh

This Day in History: January Seventh

Kathy Padden January 7, 2014 0

Today in History: January 7, 1901 Alferd Packer went down in history as one of Colorado’s most notorious – and macabre – criminals. Nicknamed the “Man-eater,” Packer was tried and found guilty of eating

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This Day in History: January Sixth

This Day in History: January Sixth

Kathy Padden January 6, 2014 0

Today in History: January 6, 1994 Projected by many to win the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked as she stepped off the ice following a practice session in

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This Day in History: January 3rd

This Day in History: January 3rd

Kathy Padden January 3, 2014 0

Today In History: January 3, 1938 President Franklin Roosevelt, himself a victim of polio, founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis on this day in history, during an era when the disease was on

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This Day in History: January 2nd

This Day in History: January 2nd

Kathy Padden January 2, 2014 0

Today in History: January 2. 1974 On January 2, 1974, U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act into law, which set a new national speed limit. This law was drafted

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This Day in History: January 1st

This Day in History: January 1st

Kathy Padden January 1, 2014 0

Today in History: January 1, 1973 Roseann Quinn was a 27-year-old teacher living in New York City who had a spent a quiet New Year’s Eve home alone. Restless and bored by New Year’s

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This Day in History: December 31st

This Day in History: December 31st

Kathy Padden December 31, 2013 0

Today in History: December 31, 1696 Rendering unto Caesar has never been a popular pastime, and the window tax imposed upon the citizens of Great Britain on this day in history, 1696, was no

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This Day in History: December 30th

This Day in History: December 30th

Kathy Padden December 30, 2013 0

Today in History: December 30, 1809 On December 30, 1809, it became illegal to wear masks at balls held within the City of Boston, as its citizens believed this practice was “detrimental to morals.”

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This Day in History: December 27th

This Day in History: December 27th

Kathy Padden December 27, 2013 1

Today in History: December 27, 1900 Carry Nation’s vendetta against alcohol was personal. In 1867 at the age of 22, she married a physician by the name of Charles Gloyd, who, like so many

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This Day in History: December 26th

This Day in History: December 26th

Kathy Padden December 26, 2013 0

Today in History: December 26, 1610 If contemporary accounts are to be believed, the Countess Elizabeth Bathory is one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. She makes Ted Bundy look like

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