american-history

The Day 49 Became 50 Glorious States United

The addition of Hawaii as a state on August 21, 1959, finally completed the U.S. flag and gave Americans an expensive but beautiful place…

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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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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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That Purple Day in August a Prince Blew Up

The soundtrack to the movie “Purple Rain,” hit the shelves in June of 1984. By August 4 the soundtrack hit number one on the Billboard…

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That Time a Presidential Advisor Was in Cahoots With the Communists

When confessed ex-communist, Whittaker Chambers testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) on August 3, 1948, he dropped a bomb. He ousted Alger…

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Before Hoffa There Was Frank Little

When the small gang of thugs strung Frank Little by his throat on August 1, 1917, it wasn’t because he was half Native American, nor…

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Everything You Never Knew About 1980s PSAs

In the 1980s, we watched what the networks said we should watch. It was perfect for subjecting the people to the best-slash-worst public service…

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