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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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This Day in History: January 12th- All in the Family

This Day in History: January 12th- All in the Family

Kathy Padden January 12, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 12, 1971 When the very first episode of All in the Family aired on January 12, 1971, CBS ran the following disclaimer immediately preceding it: The program you are

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This Day in History: January 9th- Gypsy Rose

This Day in History: January 9th- Gypsy Rose

Kathy Padden January 9, 2015 1

This Day In History: January 9, 1911 On January 9, 1911, legendary striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee was born as Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington. One of the most popular performers of the

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This Day in History: January 8th- Citizen Kane vs. William Randolph Hearst

This Day in History: January 8th- Citizen Kane vs. William Randolph Hearst

Kathy Padden January 8, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 8, 1941 As the year 1941 dawned, 24-year-old Orson Welles had just finishing making what is largely considered one of the best films of all time – Citizen Kane.

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This Day in History: January 7th- Leaning

This Day in History: January 7th- Leaning

Kathy Padden January 7, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 7, 1990 The Cathedral in Pisa’s free-standing bell tower obviously wasn’t intended to be lopsided. When construction began in August of 1173, everything seemed OK at first. But the

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This Day in History: January 6th- Four Freedoms

This Day in History: January 6th- Four Freedoms

Kathy Padden January 6, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 6, 1941 Equality of opportunity for youth and for others. Jobs for those who can work. Security for those who need it. The ending of special privilege for the

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This Day in History: January 5th- Digging Up Jericho

This Day in History: January 5th- Digging Up Jericho

Kathy Padden January 5, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 5, 1978 Dame Kathleen Kenyon was a British archaeologist who excavated the city of Jericho to its Stone Age foundation, and proved it was the world’s oldest continuously occupied

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This Day in History: January 2nd- Niagara Falls

This Day in History: January 2nd- Niagara Falls

Kathy Padden January 2, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 2, 1929 On January 2, 1929, the United States and Canada agreed to combine efforts to divert the Niagara River. The two nations were hoping to protect Niagara Falls,

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This Day in History: January 1st- Betsy

This Day in History: January 1st- Betsy

Kathy Padden January 1, 2015 0

This Day In History: January 1, 1752 In the summer of 1776, the story goes that General George Washington paid a visit to a newly widowed seamstress regarding the design for their new nation’s

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This Day in History: December 31st- A One Armed Drummer

This Day in History: December 31st- A One Armed Drummer

Kathy Padden December 31, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 31, 1984 “Perseverance. I guess that would be the biggest thing I learned about myself. But I suppose that had a lot to do with the strength of those

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This Day in History: December 30th- Bo Diddley

This Day in History: December 30th- Bo Diddley

Kathy Padden December 30, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 30, 1928 “I tell musicians, ‘Don’t trust nobody but your mama, And even then, look at her real good.’” – Bo Diddley Rock and Roll trail blazer Bo Diddley’s

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This Day in History: December 29th- The Murder of the Archibishop of Canterbury

This Day in History: December 29th- The Murder of the Archibishop of Canterbury

Kathy Padden December 29, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 29, 1170 “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” –Henry II On the cold winter’s night of December 29, 1170, one of the most notorious murders of

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This Day in History: December 26th- Setting the Bar

This Day in History: December 26th- Setting the Bar

Kathy Padden December 26, 2014 1

This Day In History: December 26, 1973 “We were around 14 years old when this came out. My friend started swearing his bed was lifting up in the night after we saw this…. It

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This Day in History: December 25th- The Invention of the Nativity Scene

This Day in History: December 25th- The Invention of the Nativity Scene

Kathy Padden December 25, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 25, 1223 For those who celebrate Christmas, a nativity scene is a sure sign that the season is in full swing. The tradition is followed by Christians the world

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This Day in History: December 24th- Silent Night

This Day in History: December 24th- Silent Night

Kathy Padden December 24, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 24, 1818 On a cold Christmas Eve, Pastor Joseph Franz Mohr walked to the home of his friend Franz Xaver Gruber carrying a poem he had written two years

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This Day in History: December 23rd- Joseph Smith

This Day in History: December 23rd- Joseph Smith

Kathy Padden December 23, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 23, 1805 “You don’t know me – you never will. You never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it; I shall never undertake it.

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This Day in History: December 22nd- Dostoyevsky’s Second Chance

This Day in History: December 22nd- Dostoyevsky’s Second Chance

Kathy Padden December 22, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 22, 1849 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was a Russian writer, journalist, and philosopher. He worked within, and was obviously influenced by, the constraints of 19th century Russia. Some of his

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