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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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This Day in History: 70 years ago US soldiers liberated Manila

What is commonly known as the Battle of Manila, the liberation of Manila during the Second World War occurred on this day in 1945. General Douglas MacArthur declared victory ending almost three years of Japanese More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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This Day in History: Bobby Knight loses cool, throws chair

The great coaching career of Bobby Knight was tainted on this day, Feb. 23 thirty years ago when he his temper tantrum resulted in throwing a chair. Just weeks ahead of the NCAA tournament, Knight’s Indiana More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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Karl Marx publishes ‘The Communist Manifesto’ on this day, 1848

On February 21, 1848, The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx with the assistance of Friedrich Engels, is published in London by a group of German-born revolutionary socialists known as the Communist League. This More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Seventy years ago US Marines invade Iwo Jima

On this day in 1945, Operation Detachment, the U.S. Marines’ invasion of Iwo Jima, is launched. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Remembering the greatness of ‘The Godfather’ and ‘The Godfather part II’

The Godfather: Parts I and II was an unfavorable commentary on American society.The chronicle of the Corleones isn’t just an unflattering look at the Mafia; it’s also a commentary on the disappearance More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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This Day in History: Mark Twain publishes ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous, and arguably, his most controversial, novel: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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The ‘First Trial of the Century’ begins on this Day in History

The assassination of former Idaho governor Frank Steunenberg led to the illegal arrest and transportation of three Union leaders, Bill Hayward, Charles Moyer, and George Pettibone, and began the stories “First More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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This Day in History: King Tut’s tomb is opened

On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen, who had died when he was still a teenager. Carter’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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YouTube celebrates their 10th anniversary

YouTube is certainly a household name and depository of videos from all over the globe, but it may surprise some folks when they learn the site is only ten years old. The history of YouTube began on February 14, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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‘The Brat Pack’ returns to theaters for 30th anniversary of ‘The Breakfast Club’

The Brat Pack returns to the big screen March 26 and 31 at 7:30p.m. local time with “The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary,” presented by Fathom Events, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and BY Experience. More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Thomas Edison discovers the ‘Edison Effect’ which leads to ‘horseshoe filament’

Thomas Edison’s legacy as the “Man who invented the ligh bulb” took a major step forward on this day in 1880 as he first observed the “Edison Effect.” In 1960 an article appeared in More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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NBA Legend Bill Russell shares birthday with Lorne Greene, Abraham Lincoln

Bill Russell, the legendary center for the Boston Celtics, celebrates a birthday alongside of other greats in their respective fields: US President Abraham Lincoln and actor Lorne Greene. Russell was a dominating More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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This Day in History: Happy birthday Abraham Lincoln, Bill Russell and Lorne Greene

This day is a special day in history for three amazing men, famous in their perspective areas of expertise: Abraham Lincoln, NBA great Bill Russell and acting legend Lorne Greene. One of the greatest presidents, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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This Day in History: Nelson Mandela released from prison 25 years ago

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990, 25 years ago. Mandela spent the first 18 of his 27 years in jail at the brutal More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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This Day in History: 23 die at Viet Cong bomb US barracks

It was tragic day during the Vietnam War, on this day fifty years ago, when the Viet Cong terrorists blow up the U.S. barracks at Qui Nhon with a 100-pound explosive charge under the building. A total of 23 U.S. More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 9th, 2015
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This Day in History: The first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame goes to Joanne Woodward

On this day in 1960, the official groundbreaking ceremony is held for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first star rumored to be dedicated on the historic walkway belonged to the actress Joanne Woodward, an Academy More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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This Day in History: Happy 60th Birthday John Grisham

One of the most popular American novelists, John Grisham, was born on this day in 1955. Known for his best-selling legal thrillers, Grisham’s books have sold over 250 million copies worldwide and several have More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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This Day in History: Beatles arrives in America, ‘Beatlemania’ begins

A flight from London just over fifty years ago today changed America and the world as we know. It was Feb. 7, 1964 when the Pan Am Yankee Clipper landed from Heathrow to Kennedy Airport in New York that launched More...

By Taylor Reed On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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This Day in History: First Stock Ticker Revealed in New York in 1867

In 1867, a revolutionary invention, the stock ticker, was revealed to the public making it possible for investors to view prices minute-by-minute around the United States. It all began November 15, 1867… The More...

By Taylor Reed On Friday, November 14th, 2014
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This Day in History: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick Released in 1851

Herman Melville portrait by Joseph O. Eaton, Library of Congress In 1851, Herman Melville’s novel ‘Moby Dick’, a classic story about a crazed voyager and his obsession with a huge whale, was published More...


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