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This Day in History: October 3rd

This Day in History: October 3rd

Kathy Padden October 3, 2014 1

This Day In History: October 3, 1967 On October 3, 1967, Woody Guthrie, legendary icon of the 50’s folk music revival, died of Huntington’s Disease in Queens, New York at the Creedmoor State Hospital.

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This Day in History: October 2nd- Mahatma

This Day in History: October 2nd- Mahatma

Kathy Padden October 2, 2014 1

This Day In History: October 2, 1869 “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” -Mahatma Gandhi One of the

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This Day in History: October 1st- Little Golden Books

This Day in History: October 1st- Little Golden Books

Kathy Padden October 1, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 1, 1942 On October 1, 1942 the first Little Golden Books were published, making children’s books affordable for the average family during an era when they were considered a

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This Day in History: September 30th- Little Women

This Day in History: September 30th- Little Women

Kathy Padden September 30, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 30, 1868 “The great literary hit of the season is undoubtedly Miss Alcott’s Little Women, the orders for which continue to flow in upon us to such an extent

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This Day in History: September 29th- Poison Tylenol

This Day in History: September 29th- Poison Tylenol

Kathy Padden September 29, 2014 1

This Day In History: September 29, 1982 On the morning of September 29, 1982, a 12-year-old girl in suburban Chicago named Mary Kellerman complained to her parents that she wasn’t feeling well. They gave

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This Day in History: September 26th- Here’s the story…

This Day in History: September 26th- Here’s the story…

Kathy Padden September 26, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 26, 1969 The show was mercilessly panned by critics and mocked by most TV viewers. It never once reached the top ten in the Neilson ratings. Yet it ran

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This Day in History: September 25th- Sandra Day O’Connor

This Day in History: September 25th- Sandra Day O’Connor

Kathy Padden September 25, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 25, 1981 Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger as the first female Supreme Court Justice in the United States on September 25, 1981. Born

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This Day in History: September 24th

This Day in History: September 24th

Kathy Padden September 24, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 24, 1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald, who exemplified the highs and lows of the Jazz Age through both his writing and his personal life, was born in St. Paul Minnesota

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This Day in History: September 23rd- The Water Nymph

This Day in History: September 23rd- The Water Nymph

Kathy Padden September 23, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 23, 1912 On September 23, 1912, movie history was made in several different ways. When Mack Sennett’s first groundbreaking Keystone comedy, “The Water Nymph” was released, Mabel Normand became

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This Day in History: September 22nd- From Butcher’s Son to the Power Behind the Throne, The Tale of Thomas Wolsey

This Day in History: September 22nd- From Butcher’s Son to the Power Behind the Throne, The Tale of Thomas Wolsey

Kathy Padden September 22, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 22, 1529 Thomas Wolsey, as high and mighty as he became, rose from humble beginnings. He was born around 1473 as the son of a butcher – as common

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This Day in History: September 19th- Charlie Chaplin vs. the United States

This Day in History: September 19th- Charlie Chaplin vs. the United States

Kathy Padden September 19, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 19, 1952 “A democracy is a place where you can express your ideas freely—or it isn’t a democracy.” – Charles Chaplin During the Red Scare of the late 1940s

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This Day in History: September 18th- The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s

This Day in History: September 18th- The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s

Kathy Padden September 18, 2014 0

Today in History: September 18, 1923 On September 18, 1923, Princess Anne Antoinette Francois Charlotte of Bourbon-Parma was born in Paris, France. The second child of Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma and princess Margrethe of

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This Day in History: September 17th

This Day in History: September 17th

Kathy Padden September 17, 2014 1

This Day In History: September 17, 1630 Long before the Red Sox, Whitey Bulger, or Tom Brady, Boston’s first European settlers called the area Trimountaine in reference to its now non-existent three mountains. The

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This Day in History: September 16th

This Day in History: September 16th

Kathy Padden September 16, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 16, 1932 In the early days of Hollywood, many pretty girls, whether they had acting experience or not, decided to head out west to try and make a career

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This Day in History: September 15th

This Day in History: September 15th

Kathy Padden September 15, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 15, 1963 The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama not only served as a house of worship for its predominately black congregation, but it also was a meeting

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This Day in History: September 12th

This Day in History: September 12th

Kathy Padden September 12, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 12, 1966 The television series The Monkees revolved around four young guys trying to make it in the music business and the mad-cap adventures they had while doing so.

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This Day in History: September 11th

This Day in History: September 11th

Kathy Padden September 11, 2014 0

This Day In History: September 11, 1297 “Wallace fought for Scotland and left the name of Wallace to be found like wild flowers all over his dear country” – William Wordsworth On September 11,

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This Day in History: September 10th

This Day in History: September 10th

Kathy Padden September 10, 2014 1

This Day In History: September 10, 1991 Nobody suspected it at the time, but on September 10, 1991, a three-piece alternative band out of Seattle released a single that sparked a cultural revolution and

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