Category Archive: U.S. History

Dec 05

December 5, 1990: Iben Browning Predicts New Madrid Fault Earthquake

On this day in 1990, time ran out on the late Iben Browning’s prediction that an earthquake would occur on the New Madrid Fault. Folks in Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana breathed a sigh of relief.

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Dec 02

December 2, 1845: James K. Polk Discusses Manifest Destiny Before Congress

On this day in 1845, President James K. Polk discussed his vision for the United States “Manifest Destiny” in his first annual speech before Congress. The message kicked off the largest expansion of U.S. territory since the Louisiana Purchase.

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Nov 30

November 30, 1967: Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower Announce Engagement

On this day in 1967, Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announced their engagement. This is one of the love stories that one could say began inside the White House.

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Nov 27

November 27, 1924: First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Held

On this day in 1924, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in New York City. The parade has been a Thanksgiving Day institution ever since.

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Nov 26

November 26, 1789: First National Thanksgiving Holiday

On this day in 1789, the U.S. held its first Thanksgiving Day holiday. This began the long journey of this holiday finding its permanent date.

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Nov 24

November 24, 1963: Jack Ruby Kills Lee Harvey Oswald

On this day in 1963, Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald inside the Dallas Police Headquarters. It was the first time a killing was ever captured on live television.

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Nov 22

November 22, 1963: President Kennedy Assassinated

On this day in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. This is a call for the city of Dallas to forgive itself and move forward.

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Nov 20

November 20, 1921: Jim Garrison Born

On this day in 1921, Earling Carothers Garrison was born in Denison, Iowa. He later changed his name to Jim Garrison, became District Attorney of New Orleans and prosecuted the only criminal court case in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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Nov 19

November 19, 1863: The Gettysburg Address

On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave a short speech at a ceremony dedicating the soldiers’ cemetery at the Gettysburg battlefield. The Gettysburg Address is now one of the greatest speeches in American history. Lincoln’s speech followed the two-hour oration of Edward Everett. The president’s remarks lasted only a few minutes but succinctly …

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Nov 18

November 18, 2004: President Clinton Library Dedicated

On this day in 2004, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is the grandest of the presidential libraries.

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