This Day In History

This Day In History

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  Happy 83rd Birthday to Sophia Loren, the Italian actress who won an Academy Award for her lead in the 1962 film Two Women. With that...

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  On this day 35 years ago, the emoticon was born when Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott Fahlman proposed punctuating computer messages with a colon-hyphen-parenthesis...

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  20 years ago today, Ted Turner, the innovative founder of the first cable news network (CNN), donated 1 billion dollars to the UN, to...

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230 years ago on this day, the final draft of the United States Constitution, a blueprint for how the nascent government would function, was...

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On this day 20 years ago, Apple Computer announced that Steve Jobs had been invited back and reinstated as CEO, marking the beginning of the...

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35 years ago today, the first edition of the USA Today was distributed. It became the first U.S. newspaper to present content in colorful, simple, easy-to-read...

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  45 years ago today, The Waltons TV program premiered on American television. It was based on a book by Earl Hamner, Jr. about a...

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160 years ago today, Milton S. Hershey was born, founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company and the company town of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Born on...

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  Happy 50th Birthday to comedian - writer - director Louie C.K., the star of the Emmy-winning FX series Louie. He began his comic career...

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  On this day 50 years ago, the Carol Burnett Show premiered on CBS. The influential variety show ran for 11 seasons and featured the...