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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 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 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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On This Day November 14: BBC first telecast, Birth of Prince Charles of Wales, Gregorio del Pilar, Cesar Climaco became a victim of the Marcos regime

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days. 1918 – Czechoslovakia becomes a republic. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 13: The Amityville murder, Whoopi Goldberg, Impeachment of Pres. Estrada

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 1553 – Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer and four others, including Lady Jane Grey, are accused of high treason and sentenced to death under Catholic Queen “Bloody” Mary I. 1887 – Bloody Sunday clashes in central London. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 12: Hitler was arrested, Emperor Akihito became Japan’s 125th monarch, Princess Grace of Monaco, Ryan Gosling, Anne Hathaway

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1867 – A major eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy began, lasting several months. 1892 – William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association. 1923 – Adolf Hitler was arrested in Germany after the failed Beer Hall Putsch. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 11: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated, Death of Arafat, Leonardo DiCaprio, Demi Moore

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1921 – The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery. 1930 – Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 10: Hirohito became Emperor of Japan, Magsaysay won the Philippines presidency, Bill Gates introduced Windows

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1928 – Hirohito was crowned Emperor of Japan. He was Imperial Japan’s Emperor during World War II. Following Japan’s defeat, he was allowed to stay and remained Emperor until his death in 1989. 1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 9: The fall of the Berlin Wall, Birth of Teodora Alonzo, Death of Charles de Gaulle

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 1906 – Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal. … Read entire article »

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