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This Day in History for October 24 — The Last Concorde Flight, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901; Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (more info)

1929: The "Black Thursday" stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (more info)

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This Day in History for July 5 – The Bikini Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London (More info)

1937 – The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)

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This Day in History for June 28 – Stonewall Uprising and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday (More info)

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife are assassinated, setting off World War I (More info)

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This Day in History for December 16 – Boston Tea Party Occurs and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1773 – In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor in what would come to be known as the Boston Tea Party (More info)

1920 – The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China and kills an estimated 200,000 (More info)

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This Day in History for December 14 – ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1799 – President George Washington dies at the age of 67 (More info)

1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (More info)

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This Day in History for December 13 – Saddam Hussein Captured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1577 – Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage (More info)

1862 – At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside in a decisive loss for the Union army (More info)

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This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901 – Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (More info)

1913 – Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence (More info)

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This Day in History for December 11 – Bernie Madoff Arrested and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1941 – Following the Americans’ declaration of war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany and Italy declare war on the United States (More info)

1946 – The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund — UNICEF — is established (More info)

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This Day in History for December 10 – First Heisman Trophy Awarded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1898 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

1901 – The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace (More info)

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This Day in History for December 9 – ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1851 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec (More info)

1935 – Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder (More info)

1958 – The John Birch Society is founded in the United States (More inf

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 8 – John Lennon Murdered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (More info)

1980 – Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City (More info)

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This Day in History for December 7 – Pearl Harbor Attacked and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1787 – Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution (More info)

1941 – In an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the US naval base at Oahu Island’s Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter World War II (More info)

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