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In 1978, President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos signed the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties durin…

In 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the northern Philippines exploded in one of the biggest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century, and more events tha…

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In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and more events that happened on this …

In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court…

President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, exhorted Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this w…

In 1955, in motor racing’s worst disaster, more than 80 people were killed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France when two of the cars colli…

President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at eliminating wage disparities based on gender, and more events th…

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During the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, Joseph N. Welch berated Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, asking: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long…

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In 1966, a merger was announced between the National and American Football Leagues, and more events that happened on this day in history.

The Battle of Midway ended in a decisive victory for American naval forces over Imperial Japan, marking a turning point in the Pacific War, an…

During World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on “D-Day” as they began the liberation of German-occupied Western…

In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary, and more…

The World War II Battle of Midway began, resulting in a decisive American victory against Japan and marking the turning point of the war in th…

In 1965, astronaut Edward H. White became the first American to “walk” in space during the flight of Gemini 4, and more events that happened o…

In 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, and more even…

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In 2009, General Motors filed for Chapter 11, becoming the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection, and more events tha…

In 1921, a race riot erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as white mobs began looting and leveling the affluent Black district of Greenwood, and more e…

In 1937, ten people were killed when police fired on steelworkers demonstrating near the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago, and more event…

Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit, and mo…

American troops fought their first major battle during World War I as they launched an offensive against the German-held French village of Can…

In 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California, was opened to pedestrian traffic, and m…

Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of some 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II, and more events that happened …

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In 1787, the Constitutional Convention began at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora 7, and more events that happened on …

In 1939, the Navy submarine USS Squalus sank during a test dive off the New England coast, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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