american-history

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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The Silent Civil Rights March of Thousands in New York in 1917

It was 100 years ago, July 28, 1917, when around 10,000 black Americans marched through New York City without speaking a word. History records…

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When the Charlotte Mint Opened and Burned Down on the Same Day

  It was a summer day, July 27, 1837, when the Charlotte Mint first opened for business. It was also a July 27, seven…

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No Rush U.S.; It Took 172 Years to Coordinate the Military Branches

In 1947, on July 26, President Harry Truman signed the National Act, giving rise and power to the Department of Defense (DoD). To date,…

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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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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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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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