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This Day in History: October 23rd

This Day in History: October 23rd

Kathy Padden October 23, 2013 0

This Day In History: October 23, 1921 On October 23, 1921, an American officer in the French town of Chalons-sur-Marne selected the first “Unknown Soldier” to represent and honor the American soldiers who’d lost

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This Day in History: October 22nd Paul McCartney’s Death

This Day in History: October 22nd Paul McCartney’s Death

Kathy Padden October 22, 2013 1

Today in History: October 22, 1969 On this day in history, 1969, Paul McCartney denied rumors that the real Paul McCartney had died in 1966. Come on, admit it. If you’re a Beatles fan

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This Day in History: October 21st

This Day in History: October 21st

Kathy Padden October 21, 2013 0

Today in History: October 21, 1967 On this day in history, 1967, nearly 100,000 people – hippies, professors, women’s groups, radicals, war veterans, liberals, and people from most every walk of life – gathered

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This Day in History: October 18th

This Day in History: October 18th

Kathy Padden October 18, 2013 2

Today in History: October 18, 1469 Ferdinand and Isabella were one of the most famous power couples in European history. In their eyes, their crowning achievement wasn’t expanding their empire to include the New

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This Day in History: October 17th

This Day in History: October 17th

Kathy Padden October 17, 2013 2

Today in History: October 17, 1777 The Battle of Saratoga, which was actually two battles that took place during September and October of 1777, was a major victory for the American Revolutionaries and a

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This Day in History: October 16th

This Day in History: October 16th

Kathy Padden October 16, 2013 2

Today in History: October 16, 1793 During the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, was one of the most hated and prominent targets of the French revolutionaries.

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This Day in History: October 15th

This Day in History: October 15th

Kathy Padden October 15, 2013 0

Today in History: October 15, 1917 On this day in history, 1917, famed femme fatale exotic dancer and convicted spy, Margaretha Geertruida Zelle MacLeod, a.k.a. Mata Hari, was executed. Mata Hari first showed up

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This Day in History: October 14th

This Day in History: October 14th

Kathy Padden October 14, 2013 1

This Day In History: October 14, 1066 The Battle of Hastings, like so many other battles, was a dispute over the line of succession to the English throne. But it ending up being much

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This Day in History: October 11th

This Day in History: October 11th

Kathy Padden October 11, 2013 1

Today in History: October 11, 2002 On this day in history, 2002, ex-United States President Jimmy Carter was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his decades of effort through his Carter Center

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This Day in History: October 10th

This Day in History: October 10th

Kathy Padden October 10, 2013 1

Today in History: October 10, 1991 On this day in history, 1991, one of the series of killing sprees that would help inspire the phrase “going postal” occurred.  A former postal worker, Joseph Harris,

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This Day in History: October 9th

This Day in History: October 9th

Kathy Padden October 9, 2013 0

This Day In History: October 9th While not given the fanfare of Columbus Day, today in the United States is, in fact, Leif Eriksson Day.  Leif Eriksson (other spellings include Ericson, Erikson or Eiriksson),

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This Day in History: October 8th

This Day in History: October 8th

Kathy Padden October 8, 2013 0

Today in History: October 8, 1918 Corporal Alvin C. York, while at the head of a small detachment near the Meuse River in the Argonne Forest in France, killed at least 20 German soldiers

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This Day in History: October 7th

This Day in History: October 7th

Kathy Padden October 7, 2013 2

Today in History: October 7, 1975 A deportation order for John Lennon was reversed on this day in 1975, which allowed Lennon to legally remain in his adoptive home of New York City with

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This Day in History: October 4th

This Day in History: October 4th

Kathy Padden October 4, 2013 2

Today in History: October 4th, 2011 On this day in history, 2011, a great injustice to one man, Michael Morton, that has since inspired a book (Depraved Prosecution) and a documentary (An Unreal Dream:

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This Day in History: October 3rd

This Day in History: October 3rd

Kathy Padden October 3, 2013 2

Today in History: October 3rd: 1863: Lincoln Proclaims Thanksgiving an Official Holiday After the tireless efforts of the author of Mary Had a Little Lamb (and the “Oprah” of her day), Sarah Hale, to

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This Day in History: October 2nd

This Day in History: October 2nd

Kathy Padden October 2, 2013 3

Today Day in History: October 2, 1950 The First Peanuts comic strip was published: Peanuts, written by Charles Schulz and one of the most influential and beloved comic strips of all time, made its

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This Day in History: October 1st

This Day in History: October 1st

Kathy Padden October 1, 2013 1

Today in History: October 1, 1890 Yosemite National Park, the site of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the majestic giant sequoia trees, was established by an act of Congress this day in

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This Day in History: September 30th

This Day in History: September 30th

Kathy Padden September 30, 2013 1

Today in History: September 30, 1955 In just over the course of a year and with only a grand total of three films to his credit, James Dean managed to achieve an unparalleled iconic

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