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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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This Day in History: August 7th

This Day in History: August 7th

Kathy Padden August 7, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 7, 1782 The Purple Heart was created by George Washington to honor merit, especially in the case of enlisted solders, as the Continental Congress rejected his request to grant

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This Day in History: August 6th

This Day in History: August 6th

Kathy Padden August 6, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 6, 1890 “I would rather see ten hangings than one such execution as this. In fact I never care to witness such a scene again. It was fearful. No

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This Day in History: August 5th

This Day in History: August 5th

Kathy Padden August 5, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 5, 1962 In the early morning hours of August 5, 1962, legendary screen goddess Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home at the

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This Day in History: August 4th

This Day in History: August 4th

Kathy Padden August 4, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 4, 1892 Lizzie Borden took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. Most people know this

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This Day in History: August 1st

This Day in History: August 1st

Kathy Padden August 1, 2014 0

This Day In History: August 1, 1981 “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” These were among the first words spoken when MTV, or Music Television, debuted on the airwaves at 12:01 a.m. on August

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This Day in History: July 31st

This Day in History: July 31st

Kathy Padden July 31, 2014 0

This Day In History: July 31, 1975 Controversial Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa was reported missing on July 31, 1975 after vanishing from a restaurant parking lot in Detroit, Michigan the previous day. The circumstances

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This Day in History: July 30th

This Day in History: July 30th

Kathy Padden July 30, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 30, 1898 Once upon a time, back in the late 1800s, people in the Western world would work themselves into a tizzy over the mere mention of masturbation. The

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This Day in History: July 29th

This Day in History: July 29th

Kathy Padden July 29, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 29, 1981 On July 29, 1981, the Fairytale Wedding of the Century took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The handsome prince stood at the altar awaiting his

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This Day in History: July 28th

This Day in History: July 28th

Kathy Padden July 28, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 28, 1794 On July 28, 1794, the man who was once the hero of the French Revolution suffered an astounding fall from grace. His zealousness and tireless devotion to

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This Day in History: July 25th

This Day in History: July 25th

Kathy Padden July 25, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 25, 306 Constantine the Great is probably best remembered for being the first Christian Roman emperor, but he was a ruler of historical significance for other reasons as well.

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This Day in History: July 24th

This Day in History: July 24th

Kathy Padden July 24, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 24, 1938 Although instant coffee had been around before this date, the instant coffee we know and love – or revile – today was introduced on July 24, 1938.

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This Day in History: July 23rd

This Day in History: July 23rd

Kathy Padden July 23, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 23, 1918 On July 23, 1918, an infant named Viola Cooper died from unexplained causes, and during the next several years there were several more unexplained deaths in Dannebrog,

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This Day in History: July 22nd

This Day in History: July 22nd

Kathy Padden July 22, 2014 1

This Day In History July 22, 1991 “I have to question whether there is an evil force in the world and whether or not I have been influenced by it. Although I am not

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This Day in History: July 21st

This Day in History: July 21st

Kathy Padden July 21, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 21, 356 BCE On July 21, 356 B.C.E., a man named Herostratus deliberately set fire to the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in modern-day Turkey, a beloved architectural marvel

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This Day in History: July 18th

This Day in History: July 18th

Kathy Padden July 18, 2014 1

This Day In History July 18, 1984 On July 18, 1984, 21 people lost their lives and another 19 were injured when James Oliver Huberty went on a shooting rampage in a McDonald’s just

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This Day in History: July 17th

This Day in History: July 17th

Kathy Padden July 17, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 17, 1917 By the summer of 1917, the British Royal family was in quite a pickle. Although King George V was the reigning monarch of the Great Britain, his

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