1979 “The Dukes of Hazzard” premieres

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On this day in 1979, “The Dukes of Hazzard,” a television comedy about two good-old-boy cousins in the rural South and their souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger known as the General Lee, debuts on CBS. The […]

2005 BTK killer sends message

01/25/2018 0

On January 25, 2005, a Wichita, Kansas, television station receives a postcard from the BTK killer that leads police to discover a Post Toasties cereal box that had been altered to contain the letters BTK. […]

1965 Winston Churchill dies

01/24/2018 0

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, dies in London at the age of 90. Born at Blenheim Palace in […]

1973 Roe v. Wade

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Roe v. Wade was a landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman’s legal right to an abortion.The Court ruled, in a 7-2 decision, that a woman’s right to choose an abortion was protected by the privacy […]

1977 President Carter pardons draft dodgers

01/21/2018 0

On this day in 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War. In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad […]

1974 Football player-turned-murderer born

01/20/2018 0

Rae Carruth, the pro football player convicted of hiring someone to kill his pregnant girlfriend, was born on this day in Sacramento, California. On the night of November 15, 1999, Carruth, a receiver for the […]

1994 Earthquake rocks Los Angeles

01/17/2018 0

On this day in 1994, an earthquake rocks Los Angeles, California, killing 54 people and causing billions of dollars in damages. The Northridge quake (named after the San Fernando Valley community near the epicenter) was […]

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