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This Day in History: September 2nd

This Day in History: September 2nd

Kathy Padden September 2, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 2, 1978 On Sept 2, 1978, George Harrison married Olivia Arias in a private ceremony with only her parents in attendance. She had given birth to their only child,

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This Day in History: September 1st

This Day in History: September 1st

Kathy Padden September 1, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 1, 1850 Before there was Madonna, Britney, or heaven forbid, Miley, Jenny Lind was packing them in like crazy and setting box-office records all over the country. And here’s

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This Day in History: August 29th

This Day in History: August 29th

Kathy Padden August 29, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 29, 1789 Shays’ Rebellion was the result of the farmers in central and western Massachusetts, who were already barely eking out a living, being pushed to the brink by

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This Day in History: August 28th

This Day in History: August 28th

Kathy Padden August 28, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 28, 1565 The city of St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest permanently occupied European settlement in the United States, making both Jamestown and Plymouth look like Johnny-Come-Latelys by comparison.

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This Day in History: August 27th

This Day in History: August 27th

Kathy Padden August 27, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 27, 1967 On August 27, 1967, the man who launched the career of the most celebrated rock band of all time was found dead in his Sussex, England home

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This Day in History: August 26th

This Day in History: August 26th

Kathy Padden August 26, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 26, 1986 During the early morning hours of August 26, 1986, a cyclist out for an early ride discovered the half-nude and badly bruised body of an attractive young

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This Day in History: August 25th

This Day in History: August 25th

Kathy Padden August 25, 2014 1

This Day In History: August 25, 1939 On August 25, 1939, 75 years ago today, one of the best-known and most-loved films in cinematic history was released in movie theaters across the country. Far

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This Day in History: August 22nd

This Day in History: August 22nd

Kathy Padden August 22, 2014 2

This Day In History: August 22, 1893 “The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.” ―Dorothy Parker On August 22, 1893, writer, poet and critic Dorothy

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This Day in History: August 21st

This Day in History: August 21st

Kathy Padden August 21, 2014 2

This Day In History: August 21, 1920 “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh Christopher

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This Day in History: August 20th

This Day in History: August 20th

Kathy Padden August 20, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 20, 1619 On August 20, 1619, the first seeds were planted for the American/African slave trade. Although the “20 and odd” Africans aboard the ‘Man of War” were not

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This Day in History: August 19th

This Day in History: August 19th

Kathy Padden August 19, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 19, 1399 On August 19, 1399, the troubled reign of King Richard II came to an end when he surrendered power to his cousin, Henry of Bolingbroke. His reign

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This Day in History: August 18th

This Day in History: August 18th

Kathy Padden August 18, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 18, 1634 On August 18, 1634, Urbain Grandier, a parish priest from St.-Pierre-du-Marché of Loudun, France, was executed for the crime of sorcery, when all he was really guilty

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This Day in History: August 15th

This Day in History: August 15th

Kathy Padden August 15, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 15, 1969 The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in upstate New York over a period of four days beginning on August 15,

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This Day in History: August 14th

This Day in History: August 14th

Kathy Padden August 14, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 14, 1976 On an August morning in Belfast, Ireland during the mid-‘70s, a member of the I.R.A. named Danny Lennon was speeding down Finaghy Road North and was shot

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This Day in History: August 13th

This Day in History: August 13th

Kathy Padden August 13, 2014 2

This Day In History: August 13, 1997 Once upon a time, way back in 1992, there were two young students at the University of Colorado named Trey Parker and Matt Stone. They collaborated on

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This Day in History: August 12th

This Day in History: August 12th

Kathy Padden August 12, 2014 0

Today in History: August 12, 1938 On August 12, 1938, Adolph Hitler introduced the Mother’s Cross as an incentive for German women to produce as many children for the Third Reich as possible. The

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This Day in History: August 11th

This Day in History: August 11th

Kathy Padden August 11, 2014 0

Today in History: August 11, 1492 Rodrigo Borgia was elected to (or bought) the papacy on August 11, 1492 and became Pope Alexander VI. He was arguably the most controversial pope in the history

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This Day in History: August 8th

This Day in History: August 8th

Kathy Padden August 8, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 8, 1775 “They are remarkably stout and hardy men; many of them exceeding six feet in height. They are dressed in white frocks, or rifle-shirts, and round hats. These

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