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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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This Day in History: November 21st

This Day in History: November 21st

Kathy Padden November 21, 2013 0

Today in History: November 21, 1980 Millions of faithful Dallas viewers had been waiting since the last episode of the previous season on March 21st to find out who had shot J.R. Ewing, the

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This Day in History: November 20th

This Day in History: November 20th

Kathy Padden November 20, 2013 0

Today in History: November 20, 1947 England had its first post-World War II Royal celebration when Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, married  her second cousin once removed, Philip the

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This Day in History: November 19th

This Day in History: November 19th

Kathy Padden November 19, 2013 0

Today in History: November 19, 1965 Today is a very special day for those of us who like our first meal of the day to offer us the convenience of eating with one hand

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This Day in History: November 18th

This Day in History: November 18th

Kathy Padden November 18, 2013 1

Today in History: November 18, 1978 On this day history, 1978, over 900 Americans died in a South American cult commune on the order of Reverend Jim Jones. Many of his followers willingly drank

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This Day in History: November 15th

This Day in History: November 15th

Kathy Padden November 15, 2013 0

Today in History: November 15, 1985 A dark-haired, blue-eyed two-week-old baby girl known to the world as “Baby Fae” (later revealed as Stephanie Fae Beauclair) underwent a first-of-its-kind heart transplant and died on this

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This Day in History: November 14th

This Day in History: November 14th

Kathy Padden November 14, 2013 2

Today in History: November 14, 1970 Marshall University had chartered a plane to bring its football team, the Thundering Herd, home after a game with East Carolina University on November 14, 1970. The plane

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This Day in History: November 13th

This Day in History: November 13th

Kathy Padden November 13, 2013 0

Today in History: November 13, 1953 On this day in 1953, Robin Hood was declared a Communist, at least by the Indiana Textbook Commission. Mrs. Thomas J. White, Republican member of the committee, insisted

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This Day in History: November 12th

This Day in History: November 12th

Kathy Padden November 12, 2013 0

Today in History: November 12, 2004 After a two-year ordeal that dominated the headlines and engrossed the entire nation, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty of murder 23 months after his heavily pregnant wife

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This Day in History: November 11th

This Day in History: November 11th

Kathy Padden November 11, 2013 2

Today in History: November 11, 1988 During the early 1980s, ex-nurse’s aide Dorothea Puente ran a boarding house for the elderly in Sacramento, California. She was a schizophrenic who had numerous run-ins with the

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This Day in History: November 8th

This Day in History: November 8th

Kathy Padden November 8, 2013 1

Today in History: November 8, 1960 On November 8, 1960, John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the youngest man to be elected as United States President, beating Republican Vice President Richard Nixon by one of the

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