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HISTORY Jan 12
Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate on 1932.
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HISTORY Dec 28
One of the first-ever Labor Day ceremonies was held in Philadelphia on 1869. It became a federal holiday 25 years later.
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HISTORY Jan 11
On 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General made a bombshell announcement: there is a definitive link between smoking and cancer. Just 20 years earlier doctors were used to sell cigarettes.
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HISTORY Jan 9
1493: Christopher Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids. He describes them as "not half as beautiful as they are painted."
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CarGurus Nov 7
Paying homage to Steve McQueen and his too-cool Bullitt Mustang today. What was your favorite Steve McQueen movie?
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Arsen Ostrovsky Jan 20
1942, the Conference was held in Germany, in which Nazis made plans for the ‘Final Solution'. Today, as we mark 75 years since liberation of Auschwitz, is again at record levels across Europe. We must commit to & !
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HISTORY Jan 8
African American men gained the right to vote in Washington, D.C. on 1867. It was one step on the long journey to universal suffrage.
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HISTORY Jan 18
John Tyler, the 10th U.S. president, died on 1862. His New York Times obituary noted that he had left the presidency as “the most unpopular public man that had ever held any office in the United States."
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HISTORY Jan 1
Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" was published on 1818. Its real-life backstory is nearly as gothic as the book itself.
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HISTORY Jan 13
Pope Honorius II officially recognized the Catholic military order on 1128. What made them so powerful—and so mysterious?
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HISTORY Jan 9
The iPhone, which debuted on 2007, was never meant to herald the future. It was just meant to be a really well-designed phone.
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HISTORY Jan 15
1929: Martin Luther King, Jr. is born. Get an inside look at the civil rights leader during some of his biggest moments, including "I Have a Dream" and the Selma to Montgomery marches.
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HISTORY Jan 16
The 18th Amendment, banning the production and sale of alcohol, was ratified on 1919; Prohibition went into effect one year later. The country's 13-year dry spell spurred the rise of organized crime.
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HISTORY Jan 4
President Nixon, who secretly recorded some 3,700 hours of his conversations, refused to hand over tapes that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee on 1974.
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Anastasia Lee Jan 8
Happy birthday to both and . That’s right. Both born on January 8. Apparently a good day for music.
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HISTORY Jan 6
Born a peasant in a small French village on 1412, Joan of Arc rose up to lead her country in the Hundred Years' War.
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HISTORY Jan 19
Despite his macabre literary genius, Edgar Allan Poe—born on 1809—lived a short and largely unhappy life.
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HISTORY Jan 15
The Great Molasses Flood swept through Boston on 1919, killing 21 people and injuring 150 more.
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HISTORY Jan 10
Oil first started gushing in Texas on 1901, signaling the start of a new U.S. industry—and a new chapter in America. .
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HISTORY Jan 17
Prohibition took effect on 100 years ago. Americans kept drinking—they just had to be stealthier about it.
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