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This Day in History: February 5th- The Dueling Dandies

This Day in History: February 5th- The Dueling Dandies

Kathy Padden February 5, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 5, 1897 It all began when the gay literary critic Jean Lorrain accused author Marcel Proust (also thought to have been gay) of having a homosexual relationship with the

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This Day in History: February 4th- Lindbergh

This Day in History: February 4th- Lindbergh

Kathy Padden February 4, 2015 0

Today in History: February 4, 1902 “There were times in an aeroplane when it seemed I had escaped mortality to look down on Earth like a God.” – Charles Lindbergh Charles Augustus Lindbergh, the

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This Day in History: February 3rd- A Higher Authority

This Day in History: February 3rd- A Higher Authority

Kathy Padden February 3, 2015 2

This Day In History: February 3, 1998 On February 3, 1998, Karla Faye Tucker was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. She was the first woman to receive the death penalty in the

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This Day in History: February 2nd

This Day in History: February 2nd

Kathy Padden February 2, 2015 0

This Day In History: February 2, 1886 For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, So far will the snow swirl until the May. On February 2, 1887, the first official Groundhog Day featuring

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This Day in History: January 30th- Bloody Sunday

This Day in History: January 30th- Bloody Sunday

Kathy Padden January 30, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 30, 1972 On January 30, 1972, British Army paratroopers shot and killed 13 unarmed demonstrators participating in a civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland. The march was in

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This Day in History: January 29th- George III’s End

This Day in History: January 29th- George III’s End

Kathy Padden January 29, 2015 2

This Day In History: January 29, 1820 On January 29, 1820, King George III died at Windsor Castle after 60 years on the throne, the longest reign of any English monarch up to that

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This Day in History: January 28th- O-Rings to Disaster

This Day in History: January 28th- O-Rings to Disaster

Kathy Padden January 28, 2015 0

This Day In History; January 28, 1986 On January 28, 1986, one of the nation’s, and certainly NASA’s, most heart-wrenching tragedies occurred when the space shuttle Challenger blew apart just a minute after lift-off,

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This Day in History: January 27th- Banishing Dante

This Day in History: January 27th- Banishing Dante

Kathy Padden January 27, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 27, 1302 Dante Alighieri, who was known simply as Dante long before Cher or Madonna made single-name fame a thing, is considered by many the greatest poet of the

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This Day in History: January 26th- The Twist

This Day in History: January 26th- The Twist

Kathy Padden January 26, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 26, 1962 There is only one song that made it to number one on the Billboard charts on two separate Billboard runs, and that is Chubby Checker’s legendary dance

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This Day in History: January 23rd- The Pluto Platter

This Day in History: January 23rd- The Pluto Platter

Kathy Padden January 23, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 23, 1957 On January 23, 1957 the Wham-O toy company rolled out their very first batch of plastic aerodynamic flying discs – now known the world over as Frisbees.

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This Day in History: January 22nd- Hanging Claudius

This Day in History: January 22nd- Hanging Claudius

Kathy Padden January 22, 2015 0

Today in History: January 22, 1779 On January 22, 1779, notorious Tory outlaw Claudius Smith, who had plundered and terrorized the people of New York during the Revolutionary War, was executed on a makeshift

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This Day in History: January 21st- The Pardon

This Day in History: January 21st- The Pardon

Kathy Padden January 21, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 21, 1977 On January 21, 1977, during his first full day as president, Jimmy Carter fulfilled a promise he made during his campaign when he granted a pardon to

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This Day in History: January 20th- Polanski and Tate

This Day in History: January 20th- Polanski and Tate

Kathy Padden January 20, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 20, 1968 It certainly wasn’t a case of love at first sight. Initially, Roman Polanski refused to speak to the equally unimpressed Sharon Tate. Even by the time they

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This Day in History: January 19th- Poe

This Day in History: January 19th- Poe

Kathy Padden January 19, 2015 2

This Day In History: January 19, 1809 The tumultuous life of Edgar Allan Poe, the American writer, editor, and literary critic, began in Boston, MA on January 19, 1809. Poe was one of the

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This Day in History: January 16th- Ivan the Terrible

This Day in History: January 16th- Ivan the Terrible

Kathy Padden January 16, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 16, 1547 On January 16, 1547, 16-year-old Ivan Vasilyevich, Grand Prince of Moscow, assumed the Russian throne in the Cathedral of the Dormition, ushering in a new political era

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This Day in History: January 15th- The Black Dahlia

This Day in History: January 15th- The Black Dahlia

Kathy Padden January 15, 2015 3

This Day In History: January 15, 1947 The murder of Elizabeth Short, nicknamed “The Black Dahlia”, was one of the most brutal crimes in Los Angeles history. Her body was found on January 15,

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This Day in History: January 14th- Dr. Bennett and His Wife

This Day in History: January 14th- Dr. Bennett and His Wife

Kathy Padden January 14, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 14, 1794 On January 14, 1794, Dr. Jesse Bennett’s wife, Elizabeth, was suffering through a very difficult labor with their first child. Dr. Humphrey, her attending physician, determined the

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This Day in History: January 13th- The Corvair, Nader, and Ernie Kovacs

This Day in History: January 13th- The Corvair, Nader, and Ernie Kovacs

Kathy Padden January 13, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 13, 1962 “Nothing in moderation – We all loved him.” – Ernie Kovacs epitaph On Jan 13, 1962, the immensely popular, cigar-puffing comedian Ernie Kovacs was killed in a

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