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Historic Fail; For 11 Years the Soviets Tried a Different Calendar

It was June 27, 1940, when the Soviets finally gave up their fight against the evil, evil Gregorian calendar. Evil, of course, because the…

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Before 1498 People Didn’t Brush Their Teeth

It wasn’t that long ago that brushing one’s teeth was not commonplace, less than a century ago. It had nothing to do with the…

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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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The Dense and Disputed History of the Doughnut

By the account of popular history, the doughnut came into existence as we know it June 22, 1847. It was the brainchild of a…

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That Time Moscow Burned To The Ground

  When The Great Fire of 1547 burned Moscow, killing thousands of Russian citizens, the people of Moscow had no idea how many huge…

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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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100 Years Ago The House of Windsor Was Born

  It was 100 years ago, on June 19, when anti-German sentiment and a royal decree by King George V forced a name change…

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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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