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How Mount Whitney Almost Became Fisherman’s Peak

When Charles D. Begole, Albert H. Johnson, and John Lucas summited Mount Whitney on August 18, 1873, it was to the chagrin of Clarence…

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Galveston, Texas; A Deadly History of Hurricanes

When August rolls around in Galveston, Texas, townies tend to listen better. They’re paying attention to the weather. On August 17, 1915, a hurricane…

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70 Years After the Great Migration of India They’re Still Fighting

The savage fighting that started on August 16th, the day after British India’s partition, still rages between India and Pakistan. Partition of British India,…

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American Icon; The Wizard of Oz Was a Flop at First

Few movies will ever achieve as much lore as “The Wizard of Oz.” For every inch of celluloid, there are ten stories about the…

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China Had No Choice But Join the Great War in 1917

China, like the United States, maintained a state of neutrality from the moment the first bullet flew in World War I. Also like the…

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Before There Was Disney There Was John Bray

Walt Disney takes all the credit with animation mostly because he did it better than anyone else, but he wasn’t the first. Heck, even John…

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Candid Camera Has Been on the Air Way Longer Than the Simpsons

Ask folks which TV series is the longest running of all time and they will always say “The Simpsons.” It’s true, the Simpson’s have…

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The Birth of Smokey Bear

Few people know, above McGruff the Crime Dog, Smokey Bear was the longest running, most recognizable figure in a public service announcement (PSA) of…

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Operation Pastorius; That Time Nazis Infiltrated the United States

It was the dog days of summer, August 8, 1942, in Washington, D.C. when six Nazi saboteurs served out the sentences of their military…

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NASA Helped Earth Take Her First Crummy Selfie Way Back in 1959

The day NASA fired up the thrusters of the Thor DM-18 Able III rocket, it was 58 years ago on August 7, 1959. Onboard…

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