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This Day in History: February 18th

This Day in History: February 18th

Kathy Padden February 18, 2014 0

Today in History: February 18, 1478 The antics of the feuding Plantagenet family wrangling for the English crown during the War of the Roses set the standard for all dysfunctional families to follow. Family

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This Day in History: February 17th

This Day in History: February 17th

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Today in History: February 17, 1993 It is estimated that as many as 900 people may have lost their lives when the Neptune, a dangerously overloaded passenger ferry, overturned near the coast of Haiti

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This Day in History: February 14th

This Day in History: February 14th

Kathy Padden February 14, 2014 0

Today in History: February 14, 1988 22-year-old speed skater Dan Jansen was widely favored to take the gold in both the 500- and 1,000 meter events at the Calgary Winter Games in 1988. If

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This Day in History: February 12th

This Day in History: February 12th

Kathy Padden February 12, 2014 0

Today in History: February 12, 1967 When Rolling Stones Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were arrested on drug charges at Richards’ home, Redlands, on February 12, 1967, there were many who believed that the

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This Day in History: February 11th

This Day in History: February 11th

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Today in History: February 11, 1916 Emma Goldman, a tireless crusader for women’s causes, was among the first to recognize the link between free speech and reproductive rights. So it comes as no surprise

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This Day in History: February 10th

This Day in History: February 10th

Kathy Padden February 10, 2014 0

Today in History: February 10, 1957 On this day in history, 1957, famed writer Laura Ingalls Wilder died. Wilder’s writing career didn’t begin until she was 60 years old. The main purpose for writing

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This Day in History: February 7th

This Day in History: February 7th

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Today in History: February 7, 1914 One hundred years ago today, comedic genius and cinematic pioneer Charlie Chaplin made a few wardrobe choices that resulted in one of the most recognizable and iconic film

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This Day in History: February 6th

This Day in History: February 6th

Kathy Padden February 6, 2014 0

Today in History: February 6, 1935 For a game that’s based on cut-throat tactics and ruining your fellow players, it’s probably no great surprise that the origins of the game Monopoly, or at least

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This Day in History: February 5th

This Day in History: February 5th

Kathy Padden February 5, 2014 0

Today in History: February 5, 1919 By 1919, the motion picture business was a multi-million dollar enterprise, but most of the profits were going to the studio heads who kept the stars under contract,

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This Day in History: February 4th

This Day in History: February 4th

Kathy Padden February 4, 2014 0

Today in History: February 4, 1938 “Magic Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” This simple question kicks off the world’s first full-length animated feature film, released across the United

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This Day in History: February 3rd

This Day in History: February 3rd

Kathy Padden February 3, 2014 0

Today in History: February 3, 1780 Just as the clock was striking midnight in Litchfield County, Connecticut on February 3, 1780, a young man brutally bludgeoned to death his landlord Caleb Mallory, Caleb’s wife

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This Day in History: January 31st

This Day in History: January 31st

Kathy Padden January 31, 2014 0

Today in History: January 31, 1990 After slogging through 14 years of red tape, the first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union opened its doors in Moscow this day in 1990. It was the largest

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This Day in History: January 30th

This Day in History: January 30th

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Today in History: January 30, 1969 On a cold and overcast January afternoon in London, the Beatles gathered on the roof of their company Apple Records on Savile Row, and gave what would be

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This Day in History: January 29th

This Day in History: January 29th

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Today in History: January 29, 1979 People joke at the beginning of the week about having a “case of the Mondays,” but on January 29, 1979 San Diego teenager Brenda Ann Spencer took her

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This Day in History: January 28th

This Day in History: January 28th

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Today in History: January 28, 1985 The USA for Africa project was inspired by Bob Geldolf’s Band Aid, a group comprised of British superstars such as Bono, Bananarama, Sting, and George Michael. They had

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This Day in History: January 25th

This Day in History: January 25th

Kathy Padden January 25, 2014 0

Today in History: January 25, 1888 Approaching the 20th century, Americans became more interested in what was going on around the rest of the globe. For “the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge,” a

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This Day in History: January 24th

This Day in History: January 24th

Kathy Padden January 24, 2014 0

Today in History: January 24, 1935 Canned beer made its first appearance on the shelves of American stores on this day in 1935, when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company put 2,000 cans of Krueger’s

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This Day in History: January 23rd

This Day in History: January 23rd

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Today in History: January 23, 1849 On this day in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first known woman in the United State to earn a medical degree, graduating first in her class from Geneva

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