american-history

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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The Fizzy Rise Of The Pepsi Cola Trademark

  In 1893, Caleb Davis Bradham mixed sugar, water, caramel, lemon oil, nutmeg, and other untold ingredients to make the first Pepsi-Cola. By June…

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When The Supreme Court Ruled States Could Not Interfere With Individual Abortion Rights

It was 44 years ago, on June 15, 1983, the Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 that states could not interfere with a woman’s…

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The Day California Became a Republic For 25 Days

In Sonoma California, June 14, 1846, a group of U.S. settlers proclaimed the Republic of California in what was Mexican territory. For 24 sweet…

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Historical Lie: It Was Once Fashionable To Mail The Kids

To be clear about their sentiments on the idea, on June 13, 1920, the U.S. Post Office made it official policy that carriers could…

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50 Short Years; The Supreme Court Ruled Against Discriminatory Interracial Marriage Laws

Sometimes it seems like the U.S.’ past with racist laws is ancient history. It’s hard to believe it was only the 1960s when the…

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1953; The Flint-Beecher Tornado Was One Of The Deadliest On Record

  When the twister history would record as the Flint-Beecher tornado touched down the night of June 8, 1953, it was one of eight…

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The Tragic Day A Man Shot Bobby Kennedy

  It was 49 years ago, to the day, Sirhan Sirhan, shot presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. At that moment, Kennedy was shaking the…

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