american-history

That Time Wyoming Became the First State Allowing Women to Vote But it Wasn’t Cool

The United States welcomed the 44th state to the Union July 10, 1890, more than two decades after the former territory had granted women…

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Authorities Still Haven’t Found A Shred of Evidence on Jimmy Hoffa

It was the 7th of July, 1961, when union elected James Riddle Hoffa as the president of the Teamsters for a second time. July…

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Making it Official; The Birth of the Mighty Dollar

The 13 Colonies may have declared independence in 1776, but it wasn’t until 1785 that the United States adopted the dollar as the official…

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By John, We’re Celebrating Independence Day the Wrong Day

Ask most Americans what day Congress signed the Declaration of Independence Day, and (if they don’t zone out) they’ll boast, “The 4th of July.”…

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Bad Patriot; Jesse James Robbed Ocobock Brothers’ Bank the Day Before July 4th

It was July 3, 1871. In what one could only describe as an act of national disrespect, the daylong before proud Americans would normally…

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Dr. Robert H. Lawrence Jr.; First Black Astronaut of the United States

It was on a June 30th when Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. became the first black astronaut in U.S. history. Before you check your calendar…

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History Repeating? The Alien Registration Act of 1940

Enacted on June 29, 1940, the Alien Registration Act was a federal statute, which created means to charge individuals as criminals for activity which…

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Raggedy Ann is 100 Years Old Today But It’s Not True

Were one to believe everything on the internets, June 28, 1917, was the birthdate of the Raggedy Ann doll. There’s only one problem with…

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1947 Taft-Hartley Act; Dog Whistle Politics?

It was 70 years ago when Congress overturned President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act. At the time, Truman described the bill…

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It Only Took the United States 6 Years to Create The Great Seal

It was 135 years ago, six years after the forefathers of the U.S. signed the declaration of independence, that the emergent nation finally had…

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