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Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times, was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, and more even…

In 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform killed 11 workers and caused a blow-out that began spewing crude oil into the Gulf…

In 2013, two bombs made from pressure cookers exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, and more events that happened on this day in history.

The “Black Sunday” dust storm descended upon the central Plains, turning a sunny afternoon into total darkness, and more events that happened …

Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst, and more events that happened on this …

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Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, and more events …

The United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery, and more events that happened on this d…

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In 1966, the U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea, and more events that happened on t…

In 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine near Charleston, West Virginia, killed 29 workers, and more events that happened on this da…

President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy,” and more events t…

At the conclusion of a nationally broadcast address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomin…

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John W. Hinckley, Jr., and more events tha…

The last United States combat troops left South Vietnam, ending America’s direct military involvement in the Vietnam War, and more events that…

A peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and witnessed by President Jimmy Carter …

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from Selma to protest the …

Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army at the draft board in Memphis, Tennessee, before boarding a bus for Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, and …

America’s first two-person space mission took place as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and John W. Young aboard f…

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