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In 1862, more than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and draft-evaders, and more events that ha…

In 1963, four Black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, an…

In 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly film star Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before, and more events…

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In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur died at a Las Vegas hospital six days after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting, and more events that happened …

In a speech at Rice University, President John F. Kennedy declared: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not b…

Nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida hijackers seized control of four jetliners, sending two into New York’s World Trade Center, one…

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In 1963, 20 Black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace, and mor…

In 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up…

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In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a “full, free, and absolute pardon” to former President Richard Nixon covering his entire term in of…

In 1940, Nazi Germany began its eight-month blitz of Britain during World War II with the first air attack on London, and more events that hap…

In 2006, President George W. Bush acknowledged for the first time that the CIA was running secret prisons overseas, and more events that happe…

Four days after war had broken out in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring U.S. neutrality in the conflict,…

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In 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent nine Black students from entering all-white Central High Schoo…

Allied forces invaded Italy during World War II, the same day Italian officials signed a secret armistice with the Allies, and more events tha…

In 2005, a National Guard convoy packed with food, water and medicine rolled into New Orleans four days after Hurricane Katrina, and more even…

In 1945, Americans received word of Japan’s formal surrender that ended World War II, and more events that happened on this day in history.

In 2010, President Barack Obama ended the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, declaring no victory after seven years of bloodshed, and more events th…

In 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, and more events that …

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, Louisiana, bringing floods that devastated New Orleans, and more events that happene…

More than 200,000 people listened as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in…

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In 2005, coastal residents jammed freeways and gas stations as they rushed to get out of the way of Hurricane Katrina, which was headed toward…

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In 2017, Hurricane Harvey spun into Texas, unloading extraordinary amounts of rain, and more events that happened on this day in history.

During World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 1932, Amelia Earhart embarked on a 19-hour flight from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, making her the first woman to fly solo, non-stop,…

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