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Jaws Released: Promptly Causes Americans to Fear the Ocean - 06/20/2018

ON THIS DAY On this day in 1975 Steven Spielberg’s film, Jaws, is released to the public causing Americans to think twice about going into the water. The emblematic “summer blockbuster” about a great white shark wreaking havoc on a New England town went on to become the highest-grossing... Keep Reading →
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The First Nickelodeon Opens - 06/19/2018

ON THIS DAY On this day in 1905, some 450 people attend the opening day of the world’s first nickelodeon, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storefront theater boasted 96 seats and charged each patron five cents. These theatres would soon spread across the country. – History COVER PHOTO Public Image: Auditorium Theatre... Keep Reading →
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War of 1812 Begins - 06/18/2018

ON THIS DAY In 1812, President James Madison signs a declaration of war against Great Britain into law, despite opposition from a sizeable minority in Congress. A small group of Congressmen known as the “War Hawks” had been pushing the idea for years, however, hoping a war would also lead... Keep Reading →
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Delaware declares independence on this Day in 1776 - 06/15/2018

ON THIS DAY On this day in 1776, the Assembly of the Lower Counties of Pennsylvania declares itself independent of British and Pennsylvanian authority, thereby creating the state of Delaware. Delaware did not exist as a colony under British rule. – History COVER PHOTO Welcome to Delaware Sign by... Keep Reading →
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Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes - 06/14/2018

ON THIS DAY On this day in 1777 the Continental Congress adopts the original design of the Stars and Stripes. On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the American flag. Finally, in 1949 Congress officially designated June... Keep Reading →
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Reagan challenges Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall - 06/12/2018

ON THIS DAY On this day in 1987, in one of his most famous Cold War speeches, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the repressive Communist era in a divided Germany. – History   COVER PHOTO Public Domain:... Keep Reading →
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America Looses a Legend - 06/11/2018

ON THIS DAY On this day, June 11, 1979, John Wayne, an iconic American film actor famous for starring in countless westerns, dies at age 72 after battling cancer for more than a decade. During four decades of acting, Wayne, with his trademark drawl and good looks, appeared in... Keep Reading →
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D-Day marks start of Europe invasion - 06/06/2018

ON THIS DAY On this day in 1944, thousands of Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France at the start of a major offensive against the Germans. One of the most famous pictures from that day, “Into the Jaws of Death” offers only the slightest... Keep Reading →
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