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This Day in History: February 5th

This Day in History: February 5th

Kathy Padden February 5, 2014 0

Today in History: February 5, 1919 By 1919, the motion picture business was a multi-million dollar enterprise, but most of the profits were going to the studio heads who kept the stars under contract,

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This Day in History: February 4th

This Day in History: February 4th

Kathy Padden February 4, 2014 0

Today in History: February 4, 1938 “Magic Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” This simple question kicks off the world’s first full-length animated feature film, released across the United

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This Day in History: February 3rd

This Day in History: February 3rd

Kathy Padden February 3, 2014 0

Today in History: February 3, 1780 Just as the clock was striking midnight in Litchfield County, Connecticut on February 3, 1780, a young man brutally bludgeoned to death his landlord Caleb Mallory, Caleb’s wife

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This Day in History: January 31st

This Day in History: January 31st

Kathy Padden January 31, 2014 0

Today in History: January 31, 1990 After slogging through 14 years of red tape, the first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union opened its doors in Moscow this day in 1990. It was the largest

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This Day in History: January 30th

This Day in History: January 30th

Kathy Padden January 30, 2014 0

Today in History: January 30, 1969 On a cold and overcast January afternoon in London, the Beatles gathered on the roof of their company Apple Records on Savile Row, and gave what would be

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This Day in History: January 29th

This Day in History: January 29th

Kathy Padden January 29, 2014 0

Today in History: January 29, 1979 People joke at the beginning of the week about having a “case of the Mondays,” but on January 29, 1979 San Diego teenager Brenda Ann Spencer took her

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This Day in History: January 28th

This Day in History: January 28th

Kathy Padden January 28, 2014 0

Today in History: January 28, 1985 The USA for Africa project was inspired by Bob Geldolf’s Band Aid, a group comprised of British superstars such as Bono, Bananarama, Sting, and George Michael. They had

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This Day in History: January 25th

This Day in History: January 25th

Kathy Padden January 25, 2014 0

Today in History: January 25, 1888 Approaching the 20th century, Americans became more interested in what was going on around the rest of the globe. For “the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge,” a

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This Day in History: January 24th

This Day in History: January 24th

Kathy Padden January 24, 2014 0

Today in History: January 24, 1935 Canned beer made its first appearance on the shelves of American stores on this day in 1935, when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company put 2,000 cans of Krueger’s

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This Day in History: January 23rd

This Day in History: January 23rd

Kathy Padden January 23, 2014 2

Today in History: January 23, 1849 On this day in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first known woman in the United State to earn a medical degree, graduating first in her class from Geneva

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This Day in History: January 22nd

This Day in History: January 22nd

Kathy Padden January 22, 2014 0

Today in History: January 22, 1901 When Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901 at the age of 81, she had reigned for 63 years, longer than any other monarch in English history. Most

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This Day in History: January 21st

This Day in History: January 21st

Kathy Padden January 21, 2014 2

Today in History: January 21, 1959 Carl Switzer was best known as Alfalfa, the freckled-faced character with the uncontrollable cowlick from the popular Hal Roach “Our Gang” films. Switzer joined the cast when he

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This Day in History: January Twentieth

This Day in History: January Twentieth

Kathy Padden January 20, 2014 0

Today in History: January 20, 1949 J. Edgar Hoover founded the Federal Bureau of Investigation and ran it with an iron fist (and quite possibly prettily painted fingernails) for 48 years. During the early

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This Day in History: January Seventeenth

This Day in History: January Seventeenth

Kathy Padden January 17, 2014 0

Today in History: January 17, 1950 On the night of January 17, 1950, a group of armed gunmen wearing blue suits, very similar to Brinks uniforms, and Halloween masks held up five employees at

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This Day in History: January Sixteenth

This Day in History: January Sixteenth

Kathy Padden January 16, 2014 0

Today in History: January 16, 1942 Carole Lombard was discovered at the age of 12 while playing baseball.  director Alla Dwan was watching the game and stated he thought she was a “a cute-looking

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This Day in History: January Fifteenth

This Day in History: January Fifteenth

Kathy Padden January 15, 2014 0

Today in History: January 15, 2001 Wikipedia is second only to Google when it comes to Internet sites we recognize most readily, and would cry the most copious tears over if for some reason

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This Day in History: January Fourteenth

This Day in History: January Fourteenth

Kathy Padden January 14, 2014 0

Today in History: January 14, 1129 Very little is known about origins of the Temple of Solomon or the Poor Knights of Christ, as the Knights Templar are also known. The information that made

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This Day in History: January Thirteenth

This Day in History: January Thirteenth

Kathy Padden January 13, 2014 0

Today in History: January 13, 1863 It’s almost too perfect. A man named Thomas Crapper invents the world’s first indoor one-piece flushing toilet on this day in history, and the world rejoices. The problem

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