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On This Day in History: The South Pole was Discovered

dog sledding through South Pole

Today marks the anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. On December 14, 1911, Norwegian-born Road Amundsen became the first explorer to reach the South Pole.  Amundsen beat out his rival, English explorer Robert F. Scott, who officially landed on the South Pole on January 18, 1912.  While Amundsen was able to successfully

Let’s All Observe Human Rights Day

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Let’s join the fight for equality, justice, and human dignity this Human Rights Day. Every year on December 10th, is Human Rights Day.  Human Rights Day was established to commemorate the 1948 signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by members of the United Nations General Assembly. While the Declaration is not a binding

On This Day in History: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Started

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On this day in 1955, African Americans made civil rights history by initiating the Montgomery Bus Boycott. On December 5, 1955, African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, refused to ride city buses to protest the laws that segregated passengers based on the color of their skin.  The boycott took place four days after Rosa Parks was

Celebrating the Anniversary of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species

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On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published his ground breaking work Onthe Origin of Species. On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published his On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.  This book, now considered to be the foundation of evolutionary

On This Day in History: President Lincoln Delivered the Gettysburg Address

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Today in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave his historic Gettysburg Address. On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  President Lincoln was the second speaker at the event, following famed orator Edward Everett.  While Everett spoke to the crowd for two hours, Lincoln’s iconic

On This Day in History: The First Edition of Rolling Stone Was Published

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On this day in 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published. On November 9, 1967, Jann Wenner and Ralph J. Gleason published the first issue of Rolling Stone in San Francisco, California.  While the magazine was initially created to cover rock music and political reporting, by 1990 the magazine’s focus expanded to

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

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Here’s to honor the history and heritage of American Indians this November. November is Native American Heritage Month.  Also known as National American Indian Heritage month.  This designation is dedicated to recognizing the significant contributions that the original Native Americans had on shaping and growing the Unites States. This month, we suggest getting involved by