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Shirley Temple Becomes a Star
On April 19, 1934, a movie premiere turned a little girl into Hollywood’s darling. “Stand
Before 9/11 the worst attack on U.S. soil occurred at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The military
Yankee Stadium Opens
"The house that Babe Ruth built," Yankee stadium, first opened its doors on April 18, 1923. Over
Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier
A young rookie for the Brooklyn Dodgers forever changed the game of baseball on April 15, 1947.
Drought-plagued farmers in the Plains states were overwhelmed when a massive dust storm hit on
The Legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president at the height of the Great Depression in 1932.
Teflon: A Happy Accident
It was an accidental discovery that became a part of everyday living. Dr. Roy Plunkett, a chemist
Sir Winston Churchill ended his 60-year political and military career on April 5, 1955. He resigned
Baseball Hits the Airwaves
The first broadcast play-by-play baseball game was initially done as an experiment on August
Lou Gehrig's 14 Amazing Years
He got his break when long-time Yankees first baseman Wally Pipp had a headache and decided to
Eiffel Tower - Paris' Iron Lady
It’s a landmark that was the end result of a design competition for the entryway to the 1889
Alaska: "Seward's Folly"
The U.S. purchased Alaska on March 30, 1867. Secretary of State William H. Seward brokered the
Judy Collins & "Both Sides Now"
Greenwich Village was the epicenter of the 1960’s folk music scene. Singer Judy Collins was
Rosie the Riveter
She was known as Rosie the Riveter. The iconic image of a female factory worker with a red bandana
Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford Wed
Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks tied the knot on March 28, 1920. The powerhouse
The Moscow Circus & Its Bears Come to America
The Moscow Circus opened its American tour in New York in 1963. The star of the show was Valentin
Prohibition Ends After 13 Dry Years
The days of prohibition came to an end on March 22, 1933 when President Roosevelt signed the
The Stamp Act Provokes Ire
After Britain won the battle to claim territory west of the Ohio River Valley, they realized