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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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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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