Theodore Roosevelt Shot, Finishes Speech

On this date in 1912, former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was shot before giving a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here are some things you may not have known about the unsuccessful assassination attempt. Roosevelt became president in 1901 upon the assassination of William McKinley. He won re-election in 1904. Before his inauguration for his second term, Roosevelt announced that […]

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About 5-Star Generals

On this date in 1976, George Washington was posthumously promoted to the rank of General of the Armies of the United States by President Gerald Ford. Here are six things you might not known about the highest ranks in the American military. The highest rank held by George Washington during his lifetime was Lieutenant General and commander in chief. Until […]

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KLM: World’s Oldest Airline

On this date in 1919, KLM, the national airline of the Netherlands was founded. It is the oldest airline operating under its original name. Here are some thing you might not know about long-lived airlines. KLM is an acronym that stands for words that translate to Royal Dutch Airlines. The airline was awarded it royal patent before it had flown […]

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PBS: Five Things You Didn’t Know

On this date in 1970, The Public Broadcasting Service launched in the United States. Here are some things you may not have known about PBS. It’s not a network, per se. It’s a program distributor, which receives payment from its member stations in exchange for programs. The individual stations are responsible for producing local content. Because of this, PBS stations […]

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Mount Rushmore: History Carved in Stone

On this date in 1927, construction began on Mount Rushmore. Here are some things you may not have known about the monument. The original idea was to depict western heroes like Buffalo Bill Cody and explorers Lewis and Clark in the Needles area of the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Needles are an area of eroded granite spires about […]

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