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On this day 167 years ago, the first National Women's Rights Convention in the United States opened in Worcester, Massachusetts. Combining both male and female leadership...

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  On this day 220 years ago, Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute jump from 3,200 feet (1000m) above Paris. Garnerin’s early design was based on...

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  On this day 100 years ago, jazz trumpeter, composer, and singer Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. A virtuoso improviser, he added...

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  On this day 67 years ago, Tom Petty, was born in Gainesville, Florida. As an 11-year-old he met Elvis Presley, which sparked his love...

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  On this day 65 years ago, French biologist and physician Alain Bombard set sail in an inflatable boat just 15 ft long (4.5m) in...

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  50 years ago today, The Jungle Book animated movie was released to theaters. Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling', it was the last...

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  50 years ago today, the musical Hair first premiered in New York City. Popularizing the rock musical genre, Hair eventually landed on Broadway and...

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  On this day 30 years ago, 18-month-old “Baby Jessica” was freed from the bottom of an abandoned well in her aunt's backyard in Midland, Texas...

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  On this day 66 years ago, the television sitcom “I Love Lucy” premiered, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The beloved Emmy Award-winning comedy...

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  On this day 127 years ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th US President and Commander of the European Allied Forces in WWII, was born....