Boys, I'm Killed

April 11, 2016 - The shots rang out at nearly the same time, the crowd watching agreed; one witness said he only heard one shot. Davis Tu...
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Where's My Pa?

April 10, 2016 - Grover Cleveland, during the presidential election of 1884, got his illegitimate child thrown in his face. His response...
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Stumping From the Front Yard

April 09, 2016 - President Garfield had pioneered the technique of conducting a campaign for president from his front porch in 1880. It h...
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Bat's Last Gunfight

April 08, 2016 - "Bat Masterson is said to be cool, decisive, and a bad man with a pistol." So the local paper declared when he was elect...
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Endurance, Fidelity, Intelligence

April 06, 2016 - The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race has run since 1973 along the route that brought medicine from Anchorage to remote Nome...
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Monument to the Railroad

April 05, 2016 - The Bunker Hill monument in Boston, which commemorates an early battle of the Revolutionary War, also helped kick off th...
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Geronimo's Bones

April 04, 2016 - Feared and reviled for his violent resistance as his nomadic tribe was corralled onto reservations, Geronimo, an Apache...
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Revenge of the Whale

April 03, 2016 - The hunting of whales was big business for a hundred years. In the late 1700s, an industry based on the oil of the massi...
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The Spy Who Got Away With It

April 02, 2016 - The secret of the first the atomic bomb developed by the United States during World War II was fiercely protected. Most...
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Phony as a Twe Dollar Bill

April 01, 2016 - The Secret Service, whose job it is to find and destroy counterfeit money, doesn't go after the obvious fakes: they don'...
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