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Category Archives: History

Today Marks the Anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

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On this day in 1968, the first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was aired in the United States. Today is the anniversary of the first episode of the iconic children’s television program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”  Having enjoyed a successful and astounding 33-year run, the show touched countless lives and modeled to children and adults about

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony!

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On this day in 1820, Susan B. Anthony was born. Today marks the birthday of legendary women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).  Along with friend and fellow activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anthony is best known for her fight for social reform, abolition, and women’s suffrage.  While she did not live to see the ratification

Celebrating Black History Month

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February is Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements that African Americans have made throughout the history of the United States.  This year, the theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote.”  This topic was chosen to commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870),

Today is Facebook’s Anniversary

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On this day in 2004, Facebook was born. On February 4, 2004, the social networking service, Facebook, was launched by founder Mark Zuckerberg.  Originally called TheFacebook, the site was first limited to the Harvard student body before opening up to other colleges across the country.  In June 2004, Facebook incorporated and moved its headquarters to

On This Day in History: The Supreme Court Met for the First Time

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On this day in 1790, the Supreme Court convened for the first time. On February 2, 1790, the Supreme Court met for the first time in New York City.  While the Court was supposed to meet the day before, only three of the six judges showed up, so the meeting was delayed until the next

On This Day in History: Prohibition Began

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Just What Was Prohibition in America? On this day in 1920, the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol was passed by Congress.  This ban on alcohol, known as Prohibition, came in response to the alcoholism, family violence, and saloon-based political corruption that religious groups associated with the alcoholic beverage trade.  While

On This Day in History: Milk Bottles Were Delivered for the First Time

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Today is National Milk Day! January 11 is National Milk Day.  This day commemorates the 1878 anniversary of the first time that milk was delivered to homes in sterilized glass bottles.  Prior to the introduction of glass milk bottles, the conditions for storing and delivering milk were unsanitary and oftentimes hazardous.  Fortunately, the move to