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This Day in History: June 26th

This Day in History: June 26th

Kathy Padden June 26, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 26, 1284 Although there are many variants of the Pied Piper story, the most familiar one is the fairy tale told by the Brothers Grimm. The basic story goes

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This Day in History: June 25th

This Day in History: June 25th

Kathy Padden June 25, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 25, 1967 Already riding high after the release of the groundbreaking “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” just weeks before, the biggest band in the world further solidified their

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This Day in History: June 24th

This Day in History: June 24th

Kathy Padden June 24, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 24, 1314 When the Scots met the English on the battlefield in 1314, they were heavily outnumbered, but after almost a decade of plundering and guerrilla warfare in Northern

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This Day in History: June 23rd

This Day in History: June 23rd

Kathy Padden June 23, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 23, 1933 On the night of June 23, 1993, a young wife, upset and shaking, got out of bed for a drink of water. While she was standing in

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This Day in History: June 20th

This Day in History: June 20th

Kathy Padden June 20, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 20, 1900 As is often the case when a rebellion seemingly erupts out of nowhere, the impetus for the Boxer Rebellion in China had been brewing for quite some

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This Day in History: June 19th

This Day in History: June 19th

Kathy Padden June 19, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 19, 1905 The first baby step toward red carpet galas and Brangelina was the introduction of the first nickelodeon theater on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, PA. The nickelodeon,

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This Day in History: June 18th

This Day in History: June 18th

Kathy Padden June 18, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 18, 1967 The Summer of Love was ushered in by the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, a three-day event held June 16 through June 18 in Monterey, California at

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This Day in History: June 17th

This Day in History: June 17th

Kathy Padden June 17, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 17, 1631 When the princess Arjumand Banu Begum met the future Mughal Emperor Prince Khurram, it was a rare case of royal love at first sight. The prince, who

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This Day in History: June 16th

This Day in History: June 16th

Kathy Padden June 16, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 16, 1884 Much to the delight of thrill-seekers everywhere, the first rollercoaster made its debut at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York on June 16, 1884. Known as a

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This Day in History: June 13th

This Day in History: June 13th

Kathy Padden June 13, 2014 2

This Day In History: June 13, 1777 Inspired by the struggles of the American colonists to free themselves from the tyranny of English rule, a 19-year-old French aristocrat set sail from his homeland to

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This Day in History: June 12th

This Day in History: June 12th

Kathy Padden June 12, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 12, 1381 The Peasants’ Revolt in England started suddenly, but the seeds were sown many years beforehand. The Black Death during the earlier part of the 14th century caused

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This Day in History: June 11th

This Day in History: June 11th

Kathy Padden June 11, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 11, 1963 On June 11, 1963, a 67-year-old Buddhist monk named Thich Quang Duc walked into the middle of a busy intersection in South Vietnam and calmly sat in

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This Day in History: June 10th

This Day in History: June 10th

Kathy Padden June 10, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 10, 1540 Thomas Cromwell sprang from humble beginnings but managed to shrewdly navigate the Tudor court and became King Henry VIII’s most trusted adviser. By 1540, the King had

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This Day in History: June 9th

This Day in History: June 9th

Kathy Padden June 9, 2014 0

This Day In History: June 9, 68 On June 9, 68 C.E., the 95 year reign of the Julio-Claudian dynasty came to an end, ushering in an era of unrest and civil war. One

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This Day in History: June 6th

This Day in History: June 6th

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This Day In History: June 6, 1933 On this day in 1933, amorous teenagers and parents lacking a babysitter had reason to rejoice when curious patrons drove onto the grounds of Park-In Theaters, the

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This Day in History: June 5th

This Day in History: June 5th

Kathy Padden June 5, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 5, 1968 The United States in 1968 was a country torn by violence and divided by a political chasm so wide and bitter that any positive, unifying force seemed

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This Day in History: June 4th

This Day in History: June 4th

Kathy Padden June 4, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 4, 1912 The state of Massachusetts enacted the nation’s first minimum wage law on June 4, 1912. The law only protected women and children, but since these groups were

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This Day in History: June 3rd

This Day in History: June 3rd

Kathy Padden June 3, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 3, 1937 June 3, 1937 was the day that the British Royal family had desperately hoped would never come. For it was on that day that the Duke of

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