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The First Woman Elected to the United States Senate: Hattie Caraway

The first woman ever elected to serve a full term as United States Senator was Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway. While the first woman to…

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Inside the World’s Oldest Mummies

SANTIAGO, CHILE – Researchers are using modern medical technology to reconstruct the likeness and understand the genetic code of people that lived over 7,400…

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On This Day, January 3rd

1. 1987: Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame It was on this date in 1987…

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Frances Perkins: The First Female Cabinet Member

Born Fannie Coralie Perkins, Frances Perkins Wilson made history when she was appointed U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry…

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Jane Addam’s Work to Preserve Peace

Jane Addams was a leading women’s rights activist and suffragist. She was one of the most prominent social reformers of the Progressive Era. As…

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On This Day, December 30th

1. 1968: Led Zepplin plays at Gonzaga University It was on this date in 1968 that what many feel to be the first live…

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On This Day, December 29th

1. 1890: Massacre at Wounded Knee It was on this date in 1890 that the infamous Massacre at Wounded Knee took place. A group…

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The Life of Celebrated French Author Victor Hugo

Considered to be one of the greatest French writers, Victor Hugo was a Romantic movement novelist, poet, and dramatist from France. Today his two…

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On This Day, December 27th

1. 1932: The doors open at the Radio City Music Hall It was on this date in 1932 that John D. Rockefeller opened the…

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On This Date, December 23rd

1. 1783: George Washington retires as commander in chief It was on this date in 1783 that our country’s founding father, George Washington, resigns…

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