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This Day in History: December 11th- The End of Louis

This Day in History: December 11th- The End of Louis

Kathy Padden December 11, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 11, 1792 On August 13, 1792, during the height of the French Revolution, Louis XVI was arrested. He was taken to a Paris fortress being used as a prison

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This Day in History: December 10th- The Dog That Caused a Riot

This Day in History: December 10th- The Dog That Caused a Riot

Kathy Padden December 10, 2014 1

This Day In History: December 10, 1907 On December 10, 1907, a reported thousand men, many medical students, marched through London defending the practice of surgery on live animals (vivisection). This demonstration ended in

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This Day in History: December 9th- The Separation

This Day in History: December 9th- The Separation

Kathy Padden December 9, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 9, 1992 “’Well, there were three of us in the marriage so it was a bit crowded.”- Princess Diana It was an announcement that would have been no surprise

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This Day in History: December 8th- For Attention

This Day in History: December 8th- For Attention

Kathy Padden December 8, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 8, 1980 It was the last thing people expected. On December 8, 1980, Howard Cosell announced during Monday Night Football that John Lennon, legendary musician and peace activist, had

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This Day in History: December 5th- Walt

This Day in History: December 5th- Walt

Kathy Padden December 5, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 5, 1901 On December 5, 1901 Walter Elias Disney, the man who would turn a rodent into a beloved icon and go on to create a global empire of

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This Day in History: December 4th- The English Pope

This Day in History: December 4th- The English Pope

Kathy Padden December 4, 2014 1

This Day In History: December 4, 1154 Pope Adrian IV began life as Nicholas Breakspear, hailing from St. Albans in Hertfordshire, England. He felt an affinity for the Church from an early age, although

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This Day in History: December 3rd- Desirous Streetcars

This Day in History: December 3rd- Desirous Streetcars

Kathy Padden December 3, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 3, 1947 On December 3, 1947, a young Marlon Brando first delivered the anguished cry “STELLA” across the Ethel Barrymore Theatre during the debut performance of Tennessee Williams’ drama

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This Day in History: December 2nd- The Marquis de Sade

This Day in History: December 2nd- The Marquis de Sade

Daven Hiskey December 2, 2014 4

This Day In History: December 2, 1814 “Either kill me or take me like this, for I will not change.” The Marquis de Sade, a notorious libertine whose deeds are linked forever with his

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This Day in History: December 1st- The Back of the Bus

This Day in History: December 1st- The Back of the Bus

Kathy Padden December 1, 2014 0

This Day In History: December 1, 1955 When Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American seamstress, climbed aboard a bus in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955, she had no intention of striking a blow

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This Day in History: November 28th

This Day in History: November 28th

Kathy Padden November 28, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 28, 1925 On November 28, 1925 at 8 p.m., George D. Hay, who dubbed himself “The Solemn Old Judge”, and an 80-year-old fiddler named “Uncle” Jimmy Thompson launched the

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This Day in History: November 27th- Off With Their Heads

This Day in History: November 27th- Off With Their Heads

Kathy Padden November 27, 2014 0

Today in History: November 27, 602 “He was a better judge of policy than of men.” – Previté-Orton On November 27, 603, the 20-year reign of Byzantine Emperor Maurice came to a most violent

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This Day in History: November 26th- Peanuts

This Day in History: November 26th- Peanuts

Kathy Padden November 26, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 26, 1922 “You can’t create humor out of happiness” – Charles Schulz Charles Schulz’s life-long relationship with comic strips began within days of his birth on November 26, 1922

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This Day in History: November 25th- The Accidental Sinking of a Floating Bridge

This Day in History: November 25th- The Accidental Sinking of a Floating Bridge

Kathy Padden November 25, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 25, 1990 On November 25, 1990, the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge broke into pieces and sank to the bottom of Lake Washington. After a week-long windswept rainstorm, the

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This Day in History: November 24th- Origins

This Day in History: November 24th- Origins

Kathy Padden November 24, 2014 0

Today in History: November 24, 1859 When Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” was published on November 24, 1859, it sold out that same day. That’s not as impressive as it may initially seem as

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This Day in History: November 21st-  Rebecca Felton’s 24 Hour Senate Seat

This Day in History: November 21st- Rebecca Felton’s 24 Hour Senate Seat

Kathy Padden November 21, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 21, 1922 In November 1922, Georgia Governor Thomas Hardwick found himself in quite the quandary. He desperately wanted to run for the Senate seat left empty due to the

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This Day in History: Novemeber 20th- Occupying Alcatraz

This Day in History: Novemeber 20th- Occupying Alcatraz

Kathy Padden November 20, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 20, 1969 Most people remember Alcatraz Island off the California coast as the location of the country’s most notorious and isolated federal prison housing the most dangerous inmates. It

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This Day in History: November 19th- The Lip-Synching Duo

This Day in History: November 19th- The Lip-Synching Duo

Kathy Padden November 19, 2014 1

This Day In History: November 19, 1990 There were red faces all around as the Grammy Award for best new artist was stripped from pop duo Milli Vanilli on November 19, 1990, when it

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This Day in History: November 18th- Constantine and a Basilica

This Day in History: November 18th- Constantine and a Basilica

Kathy Padden November 18, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 18, 326 C.E. Ever since the apostle Peter was crucified in Rome during the reign of Nero in 65 C.E., Christians have venerated the spot where he was martyred

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