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Monday, September 29th, 2014

Week of September 29, 2014

• On Oct. 4, 1937, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith is buried near Philadelphia. Smith was killed a few days earlier when the old Packard she was driving hit a parked truck near Coahoma, Mississippi. In 1923,...

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Week of September 22, 2014

• On Sept. 28, 1542, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sails into present-day San Diego Bay during his explorations on behalf of Spain. Despite his reports of the appealing California coastline, the first Spanish settlement was not...

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Monday, September 15th, 2014

Week of September 15, 2014

• On Sept. 17, 1884, Judge Allen disposes of 13 criminal cases on his docket in only six minutes. A defendant in Oakland, California’s criminal court did not stand much of a chance of gaining an acquittal....

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Monday, September 8th, 2014

Week of September 8, 2014

• On Sept. 10, 1813, in the first unqualified defeat of a British naval squadron in history, U.S. naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry leads a fleet of nine American ships to victory over a squadron of six...

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Week of September 1, 2014

• On Sept. 2, 31 B.C., at the Battle of Actium, Roman leader Octavian wins a decisive victory against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, queen of Egypt. Antony and Cleopatra broke though the enemy lines...

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Monday, August 25th, 2014

Week of August 25, 2014

• On Aug. 31, 1888, Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of London serial killer “Jack the Ripper,” is found murdered. The police were at a complete loss for suspects. However, two letters alluded to facts known...

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Monday, August 18th, 2014

Week of August 18, 2014

• On Aug. 19, 1812, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution defeats the British frigate Guerrière in an engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia. The British shot merely bounced off the Constitution’s sides, as if the ship...

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Monday, August 11th, 2014

Week of August 11, 2014

• On Aug. 16, 1920, Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman is struck in the temple by a ball pitched by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees. He died 12 hours later. After Chapman’s injury, it was...

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Monday, August 4th, 2014

Week of August 4, 2014

• On Aug. 10, 1793, after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. The Louvre palace was begun by King Francis...

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Monday, July 28th, 2014

Week of July 28, 2014

• On Aug. 1, 1498, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets foot on the American mainland for the first time, in present-day Venezuela. Thinking it was an island, he christened it Isla Santa and claimed it for Spain....

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