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The Day a Bookkeeper Attempted to Kill President Ford (17 Days After Another Attempt by Another Woman)

When Sara Jane Moore raised her .38-caliber handgun to fire off a single bullet at the president, it was September 22, 1975. Prior to…

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The Last Man Who Bought Stonehenge in 1915 Paid a Million Bucks

  It was 102 years ago, September 21, 1915, the last private owner of Stonehenge dropped 6,600 British pounds on the plot of land…

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The Ludicrous Trial, Conviction, and Pardon of Jim Morrison

  When Jim Morrison arrived at the Dinner Key Auditorium on March 1, 1969, he was drunk. Five days later, authorities would arrest Morrison…

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1893; The Year Women Won the Vote (But, Not in the U.S. or U.K.)

  When New Zealand granted women the vote in 1893, they beat the rest of the world by forever. No other country would have…

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The Splendid Birth of the New York Times

  Had journalist and politician, Henry Jarvis Raymond, known that a future president might one day accuse his paper of printing fake news, he…

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Hi-Yo Silver; The Lasting Effect of the First Ride of the Lone Ranger

  It was on ABC, Thursday, September 15, 1949, when the Lone Ranger first premiered on television. It was before many homes had a…

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The Straight Dope on the Star Spangled Banner

When Francis Scott Key scribbled the lyrics for America’s Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, it was from the deck of an American sloop in…

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For 2 years, New York City Was the Capital of the U.S.

Sandwiched in the space of time before Washington D.C. became the capital, and the time when Philadelphia served that function, New York effing City…

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Discovery, Destruction, and Salvage of the Lascaux Cave Paintings

When Jacques Marsal closed his eyes for the last time on July 15, 1989, at 63 years old he ended his 49 year vigil,…

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The September 11 Tragedy You May Never Know

Coshocton, Ohio (1950)–Most of the National Guardsmen were asleep when the Spirit of St. Louis rammed the back of their “troop train.” It was…

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