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This Day in History: September 23rd

This Day in History: September 23rd

Kathy Padden September 23, 2013 0

This Day In History: September 23, 1949 During a deliberately calm and measured statement to the American people, President Harry S. Truman announced that the Soviets had successfully exploded a nuclear device. They managed

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This Day in History: September 20th

This Day in History: September 20th

Kathy Padden September 20, 2013 2

This Day In History: September 20, 2012 Amish Group Convicted of Beard Cutting Hate Crimes (Yep, that’s a thing.) A year ago today, 16 members of a dissident Amish group from Ohio were found

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This Day in History: September 19th

This Day in History: September 19th

Kathy Padden September 19, 2013 1

This Day In History: September 19th, 1995 The Unabomber, nicknamed such from the FBI’s title for him “UNABOM” (UNiversity and Airline BOMber), in a series of 16 total bombings from May 25, 1978 to

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This Day in History: September 18th

This Day in History: September 18th

Kathy Padden September 18, 2013 1

Today in History: September 18, 1975 On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, the 19-year-old heiress to the Hearst newspaper empire, was abducted from her apartment in Berkeley, California by three armed assailants. Her fiancé,

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This Day in History: September 17th

This Day in History: September 17th

Kathy Padden September 17, 2013 2

On this day in history, September 17, 1862, the Battle of Antietam in the American Civil War was fought. In the early morning hours, about 75,000 Union and 38,000 Confederate troops faced off near

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This Day in History: September 16th

This Day in History: September 16th

Kathy Padden September 16, 2013 0

Today In History: September 16, 1620 On this day in history, 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England heading for the New World with 102 souls aboard- some religious dissenters, many others adventurous

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This Day in History: September 13th

This Day in History: September 13th

Kathy Padden September 13, 2013 0

This Day In History: September 13 On this day in history, 1940, the Luftwaffe bombed Buckingham Palace. In World War II during the London Blitz, the Nazi German Air Force made an air strike

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This Day in History: September 12th

This Day in History: September 12th

Kathy Padden September 12, 2013 0

Today in History: September 12th On this day in history, 1951, John F. Kennedy wedded Jacqueline Bouvier. The foundation for what would later be fondly remembered as Camelot was laid on a crisp and

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This Day in History: September 11th

This Day in History: September 11th

Kathy Padden September 11, 2013 0

This Day In History: September 11, 1921 On this day in history, 1921, silent film star Fatty Arbuckle was arrested for murder, in Hollywood’s first major scandal. Over Labor Day weekend in 1921, Roscoe

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This Day in History: September 10th

This Day in History: September 10th

Kathy Padden September 10, 2013 0

Today in History: September 10th This Day In History, 1608: John Smith Becomes President of Jamestown The first permanent English settlement of the American colonies, Jamestown, Virginia, elected the larger-than-life John Smith to be

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This Day in History: September 9th

This Day in History: September 9th

Kathy Padden September 9, 2013 0

Today in History: September 9th This Day In History, 1513: James IV of Scotland is Slain at Flodden Field In 1513, as King Henry VIII of England was waging one of his many invasions

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This Day in History: September 6th

This Day in History: September 6th

Kathy Padden September 6, 2013 0

This Day In History: September 6, 1997 On this day in history, 1997, Princess Diana’s funeral took place. Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, on July 29, 1981 at

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This Day in History: September 5th

This Day in History: September 5th

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This Day In History: September 5, 1774 On this day in history, 1774, the first Continental Congress convened. At Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress met for the first time to address the

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This Day in History: September 4th

This Day in History: September 4th

Kathy Padden September 4, 2013 0

This Day In History, September 4, 1962: The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” Sessions On an early September day a band from Liverpool, England called the Beatles, provincial and a bit rough around the edges,

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This Day in History: September 3rd

This Day in History: September 3rd

Kathy Padden September 3, 2013 0

Today in History: September 3rd This Day In History, 1189 : Richard the Lionheart Crowned King of England Richard I, an iconic medieval symbol of chivalry, didn’t ascend the English throne until the age

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This Day in History: September 2nd

This Day in History: September 2nd

Kathy Padden September 2, 2013 0

Today in History: September 2nd On this day in history, 1666, a fire that came to be known as the “Great Fire of London” was started. In the wee hours of the morning, what

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This Day in History: August 30th

This Day in History: August 30th

Kathy Padden August 30, 2013 0

Today in History: August 30 On this day in history, 30 B.C., Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, the iconic seductress and lover of both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, commits suicide after her forces are

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This Day in History: August 29th

This Day in History: August 29th

Kathy Padden August 29, 2013 2

Today in History: August 29 This Day In History, 2005: Hurricane Katrina Pounds Gulf Coast Hurricane Katrina was the most devastating, and costliest, natural disaster to ever occur in the United States, though unbelievably

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