Category Archives: This Day in History

This Day in History: May 21st

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This Day In History: May 21, 1999 On May 21, 1999, Susan Lucci, who’d been portraying “All My Children’s” legendary femme fatale Erica Kane for just shy of three decades, finally won an Emmy Award after being nominated an astounding 19 times. Having been nominated so many times to no avail, Lucci hadn’t even bothered to prepare an acceptance speech. […]

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This Day in History: May 15th

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Today in History: May 15, 1972 On May 15, 1972, Alabama’s controversial governor George Wallace was shot at close range during an outdoor rally in Laurel, Maryland. The assailant, clad in red, white and blue, was arrested immediately at the scene. The 52-year-old Wallace was campaigning in his third bid for the U.S. presidency and was speaking before a crowd […]

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This Day in History: May 9th

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Today in History: May 9, 1960 On May 9, 1960, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved what would soon become the first birth control pill produced for commercial use. The drug was manufactured by the G.D. Searle Company in Chicago, Illinois. Its official moniker was Enovid-10, but it would forever be known simply as “The Pill.” The fight for […]

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