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On This Date, January 5th

1. 1933: Construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge It was on this date in 1933 that construction finally began on the now world…

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On This Day, January 4th

1. 1847: Samuel Colt sold his first revolvers to the Texas Rangers It was on this date in 1847 that Captain Samuel Walker of…

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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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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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On This Day, December 28th

1. 1895: The first paid public screening of a movie It was on this date in 1895 that two French brothers, Auguste and Louis…

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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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On This Date, December 22nd

1. 1808: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is heard by the public for the first time It was on this date in 1808 the most famous…

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On This Date, December 21st

1. 1970: Elvis meets with President Nixon It was on this date in 1970 that Elvis Presley met with President Nixon to offer his…

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