This Day In History

This Day In History

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  On this day 201 years ago, Charlotte Bronte, author of Jane Eyre was born. The novelist and poet was also the sister to Emily Bronte...

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  101 years ago today, the Chicago Cubs played their first game at Wrigley Field, known then as Weeghman Park. Two years later, William Wrigley Jr., a chewing...

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  Happy birthday to Tim Curry, who turns 71 today. The British actor and singer is known for his work in theater, film and television,...

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  11 years ago today, Sir Elton John raised $700,000 for his Aids charity by selling over 10,000 pieces from his own wardrobe. The clothing...

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  110 years ago on this day,  more immigrants entered the U.S. than on any other date in history — 11,747 people — which is why it is commemorated...

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  Today, families and individuals across the world celebrate Easter, the religious holiday honoring Jesus's resurrection, and marking the coming of Spring. Like the dead of...

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  On this day, 70 years ago, Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier becoming the first black player on any Major League Baseball team. Years before...

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  40 years ago today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that people may refuse to display a state motto on their license plate –by taping over it,...

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  50 years ago today, the spy comedy film Casino Royale hit movie theaters. Loosely based on the first James Bond novel by Ian Fleming,...

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  Happy Birthday to Beverly Cleary, the beloved children’s book author who turns 101 today. It was Cleary’s own school librarian who took a special...

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