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On this day January 2

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

January 2, 2016

1879 - Thomas Edison began construction on his first generator. 1917 - Royal Bank of Canada took over the Quebec Bank. 1996 - AT&T announced that it would eliminate 40,000 jobs over three years. 2004 - NASA's Stardust s...

On this day January 1

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

January 1, 2016

1804 - Haiti gains independence from France (National Day). 1846 - Yucatan declares independence from Mexico. 1854 - Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn). 1873 - Origin of Japanese Era. 1907 -...

On this day December 31

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

December 31, 2015

1862 - U.S. President Lincoln signed an act admitting West Virginia to the Union. 1879 - Thomas Edison gave his first public demonstration of incandescent lighting to an audience in Menlo Park, NJ.   1923 - In London, the BBC first broadcast the...

On this day December 30

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

December 30, 2015

1853 - The United States bought about 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase. 1903 - About 600 people died when fire broke out at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, IL. 1922 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed....

On this day December 29

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

December 29, 2015

1940 - During World War II, Germany began dropping incendiary bombs on London. 1975 - A bomb exploded in the main terminal of New York's LaGuardia Airport. 11 people were killed. 1986 - The Biltmore Hotel in Cora...

On this day, December 28

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

December 28, 2015

1614 - Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk. 1767 - King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital. 1828 - 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed.     1966 - 13 d...

On This Day December 27

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

December 27, 2015

1703 - England & Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement 1836 - Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex) 1845 - Ether 1st used in childbirth in US in Jefferson, Georgia 1943 - German warship "Scha...

Sports Update

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

September 11, 2015

  Ronda Rousey is the current Bantamweight which is 125 pounds to 136 pounds. She has 12 wins, no losses. She's also won all 6 of her fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship , all finishes. She began her MMA career...

On This Day September 5

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

September 5, 2015

1914 – World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital. 1943 – World War II: The 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Lae Nadzab Airport, near Lae in ...

On This Day, September 4th

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

September 4, 2015

1950 Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250 1954 Peter B Cortese of U.S. achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370                    lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania   ...

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