19th Amendment adopted

08/26/2016 0

The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution by proclamation of Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of […]

The Great Moon Hoax

08/25/2016 0

On this day in 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun newspaper. Known collectively as “The Great Moon […]

Nolan Ryan registers 5,000th strikeout

08/22/2016 0

On this day in 1989, Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers becomes the first pitcher in major league history to register 5,000 career strikeouts. Ryan would go on to rack up a total of 5,714 […]

CIA-assisted coup overthrows government of Iran

08/19/2016 0

The Iranian military, with the support and financial assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran. Iran remained a solid Cold War ally of […]

Dinner on the Deck

08/15/2016 0

Dinner on the Deck By the editors of Relish Magazine (Lemon-Herb Chicken) Yogurt Dill Sauce: 1          cup plain nonfat yogurt 1/2      cup light sour cream 1          garlic clove, finely minced 2          tablespoons chopped fresh dill […]

Black Bart strikes again

07/23/2016 0

Black Bart robs a Wells Fargo stagecoach in California. Wearing a flour sack over his head, the armed robber stole the small safe box with less than $400 and a passenger’s diamond ring and watch. […]

Jessica Lynch gets hero’s welcome

07/22/2016 0

On this day in 2003, U.S. Army Private Jessica Lynch, a prisoner-of-war who was rescued from an Iraqi hospital, receives a hero’s welcome when she returns to her hometown of Palestine, West Virginia. The story […]

Odd Size Spies (Central Intelligence)

07/14/2016 0

Central Intelligence Starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber PG-13 If comedy is art, Central Intelligence wants to make sure the canvas is well covered—it’s got a big, tall brush, a […]

Johnson signs Civil Rights Act

07/02/2016 0

On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. In the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board […]

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