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On This Day December 7: Attack on Pearl Harbor, Imelda Marcos assassination attempt

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated. 1732 – The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England. 1941 – World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor – The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 1965 – Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously revoke mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054. … Read entire article »

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On This Day December 6: The Thirteenth Amendment, Washinton Monument completed, Ira Gershwin

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published. 1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery. … Read entire article »

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On This Day December 5: Albert Einstein was granted a US Visa, Rosa Parks, Mozart, Monet, Walt Disney

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1492 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic). 1931 – Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow was destroyed by an order of Joseph Stalin. 1932 – German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa. 1955 – E. D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott. … Read entire article »

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On This Day December 4: Treaty of Paris, First Burger King store was established, Jay-Z, Tyra Banks

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1259 – Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe (including Normandy) in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English rebels. 1791 – The first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, is published. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 23: First smartphone, Maguindanao massacre, Miley Cyrus,

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1867 – The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody. 1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 21: E=mc2, Dublin’s Bloody Sunday, Goldie Hawn, Bjork

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. 1905 – Albert Einstein’s paper, “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, is published in the journal Annalen der Physik. This paper reveals the relationship between energy and mass. This leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc². 1920 – Irish War of Independence: In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as “Bloody Sunday”. This included eleven British intelligence agents and informants, fifteen Irish civilians, and two Irish Republican Army prisoners. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 20: Queen Elizabeth and Prince was married, Birth of Robert Kennedy

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1805 – Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio premieres in Vienna. 1917 – Ukraine is declared a republic. 1947 – The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, who becomes the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 19: Gettysburg Address, Birth of Indira Gandhi, Pele scores 1000th

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   1959 – The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.   1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the “Ocean of Storms”) and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 18: St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated, First push button telephone, Owen Wilson

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 326 – The old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. 1307 – According to legend, William Tell shoots an apple off his son’s head. 1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico. … Read entire article »

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On Thisa Day November 17: Suez Canal was inaugurated, Fujimori deposed, Danny DeVito, Martin Scorsese, Rachel McAdams

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1820 – Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.) 1869 – In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated. 1894 – H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 16: Qantas Airlines was founded, Death of Clark Gable, Birth of Elpidio Quirino, Milli Vanilli scandal,

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1793 – French Revolution: Ninety anti-republican Catholic priests are executed by drowning at Nantes. 1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe. 1885 – Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba” Louis Riel is executed for treason. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 15: NBC first broadcast, La Solidaridad was discontinued, Quezon was inaugurated

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1791 – The first U.S. Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors. 1889 – Brazil became a republic. 1915 – Winston Churchill resigns from his Government, and soon commands the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the Western Front. 1926 – The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations. … Read entire article »

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