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This Day in History for December 13 – Saddam Hussein Captured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1577 – Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage (More info)

1862 – At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside in a decisive loss for the Union army (More info)

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This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901 – Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (More info)

1913 – Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence (More info)

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This Day in History for December 9 – ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1851 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec (More info)

1935 – Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder (More info)

1958 – The John Birch Society is founded in the Un

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This Day in History for December 7 – Pearl Harbor Attacked and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1787 – Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution (More info)

1941 – In an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the US naval base at Oahu Island’s Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter World War II (More info)

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This Day in History for December 5 – Prohibition Ends and More

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1848 – In a message before Congress, President James K. Polk sparks the Gold Rush when he confirms that large amounts of the precious metal had been discovered in California (More info)

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This Day in History for December 2 – Enron Declares Bankruptcy and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years (More info)

1823 – During his annual address to Congress, President James Monroe proclaims a new US foreign policy initiative that becomes known as the Monroe Doctrine (More info)

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This Day in History for November 30 – ‘Thriller’ Released and More

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1981 – In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (More info)

1982 – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ the best-selling album of all time, is released (More info)

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This Day in History for November 28 – First US Car Race and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1520 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific (More info)

1895 – Frank Duryea wins the first motor-car race in the United States (More info)

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Life Magazine
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This Day in History for November 23 – Life Magazine Launches and More

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1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco (More info)

1936 – The first issue of the pictorial magazine Life is published, featuring a cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam by Margaret Bourke-White (More info)

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This Day in History for November 22 – President Kennedy Assassinated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1718 – Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, is killed off the coast of North Carolina (More info)

1943 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss ways to defeat Japan (More info)

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PEOPLE Magazine
PEOPLE Magazine
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This Day in History for November 21 – J.R.’s Shooter Revealed and More

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1920 – In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as “Bloody Sunday” (More info)

1922 – Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator (More info)

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This Day in History for November 18 – Mickey Mouse Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times (More info)

1926 – George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize” (More info)

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