Tag: America

January 10, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes ‘Common Sense’

December 15, 1791: The Bill of Rights becomes official

So, Christopher Columbus isn’t as great as elementary school makes him out to be

November 2,1889: The Dakotas are admitted as the 39th and 40th states

Discovery of secret room on plantation reignites the Jefferson–Hemings controversy

October 4, 1927: Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore

September 23, 1806: Lewis and Clark return from their epic expedition

September 21, 1950: George Marshall becomes the secretary of defense

September 20, 1893: The first American gas-powered car goes for a test drive

September 17, 1630: Boston, Massachusetts is finally founded

September 8th,1892: The Pledge of Allegiance is born — but not for the reason you think

August 30, 1967: The first African American Supreme Court justice confirmed

Move over, Uncle Sam, this lady was the rightful symbol of America

Turns out, Colonial Americans were pretty much always drunk

January 19, 1981: Muhammad Ali prevents someone from taking their own life

Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution

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January 17, 1917: United States purchases the Virgin Islands

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Pablo Escobar’s wife Maria Henao hasn’t had it easy since his death

January 16, 1581: England legally bans Catholicism

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Historical events that were actually photographed

January 15, 1870: The Democrat donkey appears in print for the first time

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Weird ways animals have served in military through history

Princess Diana was no ordinary princess

January 14, 1967: The Human Be-In kicks off in San Francisco, marking the beginning of the “Summer of Love”

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January 13, 1968: Johnny Cash delivers famous performance inside Folsom State Prison

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January 12, 1998: Nineteen European countries jointly ban human cloning

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January 11, 1922: Insulin used to treat diabetes patient for first time

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Rare photos of the circus’s strange and amazing acts

Famous UK folk singer who had gone missing resurfaces 30 years later

Incredible photos of the last Mongolian eagle hunters

January 10, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes ‘Common Sense’

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Bessie Coleman: America’s first black female pilot

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John Hancock: The man who financed the American Revolution

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How lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis pioneered early female badassery

January 9, 2007: Steve Jobs unveils the first ever iPhone

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January 8, 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”

10 declassified operations the government kept secret for years

World War II veteran returns to Germany to solve a mystery that’s been haunting him for 70 years

January 7, 1927: First commercial phone call made between London and New York

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