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On This Day, December 6th

1. 1917: The Halifax explosion It was on this date in 1917 that a massive explosion took place in the Halifax Harbor in the…

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On This Day, December 5th

1. 1933: The end of Prohibition It was on this date in 1933 that the state of Utah became the 36th state to ratify…

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On This Day, December 2nd

1. 2001: Enron files for bankruptcy It was on this date in 2001 that one of the largest corporate scandals in United States history…

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On This Day, December 1st

1. 1955: Rosa Parks takes a stand It was on this historical date in 1955 that Rosa Parks took a stand, or better yet…

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On This Day, November 30th

1. 1989: One of the few female serial killers in America takes her first victim If you happen to read the newspaper on this…

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On This Day, November 29th

1. 2001: George Harrison of the Beatles passes away It was a sad day for Beatles fans all over the world when it was…

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On This Day, November 28th

1. 1942: Fire at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston It was on this date in 1942 that one of America’s deadliest nightclub fires…

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On This Day , November 23rd

1. 1936: First issue of Life Magazine published It was on this date in 1936 that the first issue of Life magazine was published…

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On This Day, November 22nd

1. 1963: The JFK assassination It was on this date in 1963 that the shot heard round the world went off killing President John…

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On This Day. November 21st

1. 1783: First manned balloon flight It was on this date in 1783 that the first untethered hot air balloon flight containing human beings…

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