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This Day in History: December 27th

This Day in History: December 27th

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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

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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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This Day in History: December 25th

This Day in History: December 25th

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Today in History: December 25, 1941 “White Christmas,” one of the most instantly recognizable songs in history, was introduced to the world on Christmas Day 1941. Composed by famed songwriter Irving Berlin, the song

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This Day in History: December 24th

This Day in History: December 24th

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Today in History: December 24, 1923 The first national Christmas tree lighting occurred on Christmas Eve 1923, the result of an idea first put forth by President Woodrow Wilson ten years earlier. In part,

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This Day in History: December 23rd

This Day in History: December 23rd

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Today in History: December 23, 1888 Most everyone knows the official story of how Vincent van Gogh, the epitome of the tortured artist, on this day in history, 1888, supposedly cut off his left

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This Day in History: December 20th

This Day in History: December 20th

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Today in History: December 20, 1962 On this day in 1962, a very young, well-scrubbed barbershop quartet from Ogden, Utah, The Osmand Brothers, made the first of many appearances on Andy Williams’ popular variety

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This Day in History: December 19th

This Day in History: December 19th

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Today in History: December 19, 1843 Published on this day in history, 1843, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was written under intense financial pressure – his wife was pregnant with their fifth child, his

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This Day in History: December 18th

This Day in History: December 18th

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Today in History: December 18, 1878 John “Black Jack” Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires, was hanged on this date in 1878 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, ostensibly for a cold case murder with such

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This Day in History: December 17th

This Day in History: December 17th

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Today in History: December 17, 1538 When Pope Paul III excommunicated Henry VIII on December 17, 1538, it hardly came as a surprise. It was simply the inevitable outcome of a political game of

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This Day in History: December 16th

This Day in History: December 16th

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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