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January 18, 2021
Gilles Garnier, the Werewolf of Dole, was convicted of lycanthropy on this day in 1573. / On this day in 1983, Jim Thorp..
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January 17, 2021
Businessmen aided by U.S. troops overthrew Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii on this day in 1893. / On this day in 1794, Eli..
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January 16, 2021
The 18th Amendment to the U.S. constitution was ratified on this day in 1919, prohibiting the sale, manufacture and tran..
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January 15, 2021
The Boston Molasses Flood took place on this day in 1919. / On this day in 1850, Russian mathematician Sofya Kovalevskay..
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January 14, 2021
George Wallace was inaugurated as governor of Alabama on this day in 1963, giving his infamous "Segregation Now, Segrega..
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January 13, 2021
The Nika Riots began in Constantinople on this day in 532. / On this day in 1874, a riot started in Tompkins Square Park..
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January 12, 2021
Hey, This Day In History Class fans! In case you haven’t heard, we recently launched a new season of Here’s The Thing wi..
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The Schoolhouse Blizzard took place on this day in 1888. / On this day in 1964, a group of insurgents overthrew the gove..
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January 11, 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hernandez v. Texas on this day in 1954. / On this day in 1879, the Anglo-..
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January 10, 2021
Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon on this day in 49 BCE. / On this day in 1927, the silent science-fiction film "Metropo..
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January 9, 2021
The first modern circus performance took place on this day in 1768. / On this day in 1992, the discovery of two exoplane..
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January 8, 2021
Karl M. Baer was legally recognized as male on this day in 1907. He had been assigned female at birth. / On this day in ..
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January 7, 2021
Marian Anderson became the first Black performer to take the stage at the Metropolitan Opera on this day in 1955. / On t..
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January 6, 2021
The Night of the Big Wind began on this day in 1839. / On this day in 1912, German geophysicist and meteorologist Alfred..
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January 5, 2021
King C. Gillette was born on this day in 1855. / On this day in 1893, blues and folk musician Elizabeth Cotten was born ..
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January 4, 2021
Topsy the Elephant was electrocuted on this day in 1903. / On this day in 1809, French educator Louis Braille, namesake ..
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January 3, 2021
Lucretia Mott was born on this day in 1793. / On this day in 1848, Black American merchant Joseph Jenkins Roberts was sw..
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January 2, 2021
A new planet, called Vulcan, was announced on this day in 1860. / On this day in 1942, thirty-three members of a Nazi sp..
A new planet, called Vulcan, w..
January 1, 2021
Lorenzo de' Medici was born on this day in 1449. / On this day in 1818, Mary Shelley's debut novel, "Frankenstein; or, T..
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December 31, 2020
The ship carrying Theodosia Burr Alston disappeared on this day in 1812. / On this day in 1953, Democrat, Tammany Hall o..
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December 30, 2020
The Iroquois Theater in Chicago burned on this day in 1903. / On this day in 1924, Edwin Hubble published his observatio..
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December 29, 2020
A group of Lakota Sioux were surrounded and a tragic firefight erupted on this day in 1890. / On this day in 1996, the G..
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December 28, 2020
Auguste and Louis Lumière charged 1 franc admission to see several of their films on this day in 1895. / On this day in ..
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December 27, 2020
Carry Nation destroyed the Carey Hotel's bar as a Temperance protest on this day in 1900. / On this day in 1512, the Law..
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December 26, 2020
The pan-African holiday Kwanzaa, created by Maulana Karenga, was celebrated for the first time beginning this day in 196..
The pan-African holiday Kwanza..