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This Day In History: November 15

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On this day in history, November 15th… 1859 :  An attempt to revive the Olympic Games first took place in Athens, Greece. The ancient Olympic Games were a symbol of  ancient Greek traditions and they were always held in Olympia until emperor Theodosius I suppressed the games  in 394 AD. While there were many attempts made to revive the Olympic games in the early 19th century, […]

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This Day In History: November 14

TIFO ThIs Day In History- November 14

On this day in history, November 14th… 1851 : Harper & Brothers, New York published Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick” or “The Whale” as a single volume. Inspired by real life white whale called ‘Mocha Dick’, that destroyed over 20 whaling ships and reportedly survived encounters with another 80 or so, Melville wrote the story through the eyes of a wandering sailor Ishmael […]

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This Day In History: November 9

TIFO ThIs Day In History- November 9

On this day in history, November 9th… 1620 : The passengers of the ‘Mayflower’ that departed from England seeking religious freedom, first sighted land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The ‘Pilgrims’ as they were later known as, were English Separatist Protestants who wanted to break free of the Anglican Church of England, during the reign of King James I. They believed in the Word of Jesus […]

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This Day In History: November 6

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On this day in history, November 6th… 1572 : Wolfgang Schüler observed a Supernova (i.e, a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy, caused by a star exploding) in the constellation ‘Cassiopeia’. Although it’s hard to say if the astronomer Schüler was actually the first to observe this phenomenon, dubbed one of the most important events in astronomy, he published Stella Nova (Latin: […]

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This Day In History: November 2

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On this day in history, November 2nd… 1898 : Marks the official birth date of organized cheerleading. On this date, student Johnny Campbell of the University of Minnesota directed a crowd at a football game into cheering “Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!” From then, the University of Minnesota organized a “yell leader” squad of six male […]

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