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On This Day: February 14th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 15, 2019

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    Today is the one year anniversary on the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting. In 2018, Nikolas Cruz opened fire on the school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and staff members and injuring 17 others. The sho...

On This Day: February 11th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 11, 2019

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On February 11, in 1903, the US Congress adopted the Expediting Act. The act, introduced by President Theodore Roosevelt, breaks up trusts by the steel, meatpacking, oil, and railroad industries by allowing the Attorney General...

On This Day: February 8th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 11, 2019

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     On February 8, in 1965, Eastern Airlines Flight 663 crashed near Jones Beach State Park, New York just after taking off from JFK airport. Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 was a domestic passenger flight from Boston, Massachuset...

On This Day February 7th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 7, 2019

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     On February 7, in 1940, Pinocchio, the second animated feature film produced by Disney, premiered. Disney’s first feature film, Snow White, premiered in 1937. The American Animated Musical Fantasy Film was based on the I...

On This Day: February 6th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 7, 2019

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     On February 6, in 1971, Alan Shepard pulled out a makeshift six-iron he smuggled on board Apollo 14 and hit two golf balls on the lunar surface, becoming the first -- and only -- person to play golf anywhere other tha...

On This Day: February 5th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 5, 2019

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     On February 5, in 1971, the Apollo 14 mission landed on the moon. Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, and the third to land on the Moon. It was the last of the "H missions," targe...

On This Day: February 4th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 4, 2019

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     On February 4, in 1945, the Yalta Conference began. It was also called the Crimea Conference and code-named the Argonaut Conference. Held from February 4 to 11, it was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of t...

On This Day: February 1st

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 1, 2019

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On February 1, in 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107, which left Earth on January 16, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members. Investigation found out that a ...

On This Day: January 31st

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 1, 2019

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     On January 31, in 1971, the Winter Soldier Investigations began. This mass media event was intended to publicize war crimes and atrocities by the United States Armed Forces and their allies in the Vietnam War. The three-d...

On This Day: January 30th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

February 1, 2019

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On January 30, in 1975, the Monitor National Marine sanctuary is established as the country’s first national marine sanctuary. The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is the site of the wreck of the USS Monitor, one of the mos...

On This Day: January 29th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

January 29, 2019

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On January 29, in 1845, “The Raven”, by Edgar Allan Poe was published in the New York Evening Mirror. Poe wrote the poem as a narrative, without intentional allegory or didacticism. The main theme of the poem is one of und...

On This Day: January 28th

Brennan Krahn, News Reporter

January 29, 2019

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On January 28, in 1968, the NASA shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger (OV-99) broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of five NASA a...

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