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The Day France Sentenced An Exotic Dancer to Die a German Spy

  It was 100 years ago, July 25, 1917, when the French found a woman named Mata Hari guilty of espionage for the Germans. For…

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The Day the Eastland Sank While Docked Killing 850

When the S.S. Eastland sank in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915, it was still tied to the dock. Reports of the events…

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365 CE; An 8.0 Earthquake Rocked the Mediterranean

It was a July 21 on our modern calendar when a record-breaking earthquake and subsequent tsunami rocked the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. The…

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The Day the U.S. Initiated Selective Conscription for the Great War

The moment U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker reached his hand into the glass bowl, the entire nation drew a collective breath. It was July…

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The German Reichstag Resolution; A Call for Peace in WWI

When the German parliament, called the Reichstag, called for a peaceful end to the First World War, their calls fell on deaf ears. It…

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War of 1812; When the Brits Took Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

When the British Army took the city of Prairie du Chien during the War of 1812, it was in what we call the Siege…

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The First Day Disneyland Opened Was a Disaster

When Walt threw open the gates on his brand new magical kingdom in Anaheim, California, it was July 17, 1955. He could have never…

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When The Last Iraqi Monarchy Finally Fell

When Colonel Abdul Salam Arif marched the 20th brigade into Baghdad on July 14, 1958, it wasn’t in a parade for the ruling monarchy.…

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The Day a Former Slave Took Office in Louisiana

When, on July 13, 1868, Oscar J. Dunn took the office of Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor it wasn’t only as the first black man in…

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War of 1812: How General Hull Lost Detroit and Basically the War

It was 205 years ago, on July 12, General William Hull crossed the river between Detroit and Sandwich (now Windsor), Canada. His (as he…

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