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James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of ‘49, and more eve…

In 1973, President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War, and would be formally signed four days later in …

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a nationwide constitutional right to abortion, and more events that happened on …

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In 1977, on his first full day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders, and more events that happened …

Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan, and m…

“Prisoners of History: What Monuments to World II Tell us About our History and Ourselves” by Keith Lowe; William Collins (302 pages, $29.99) ––– A pedestal is a risky place to take a stand. In America, official tributes to leaders from Robert E. Lee to Abraham Lincoln have been destroyed or defaced. In Europe, memorials to Communist dictators have been torn down. In the Middle East, even ...

The United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months, and more even…

A trio of B-52′s completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more …

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