June 22 | Facts

June 22 | Facts

  1815 Napoleon abdicated his throne for the second time after his defeat at Waterloo. 1870 The U.S. Justice Department was created. 1874 Dr. Andrew Still became the first to practice osteopathy. 1943 W.E.B. DuBois became the first black member of the National Institute of Letters. 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill of Rights. 1969 Singer-actress Judy Garland died. 1987 Actor-dancer-singer Fred […]

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12 Incredibly Useful Properties of Turmeric That Will Make Your Life Easier

12 Incredibly Useful Properties of Turmeric That Will Make Your Life Easier

Turmeric is one of the most well-known spices. In addition to its excellent taste, it possesses a number of other extremely useful qualities. We put together a selection of unexpected ways you can make use of turmeric. Source: BrightSide Preview photo credit: Depositphotos Share This:

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June 21 | Facts

June 21 | Facts

1527 Italian statesman, diplomat, and author of “The Prince,” Niccolo Machiavelli died. 1788 The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the 9th state to ratify it. 1834 Cyrus McCormick’s mechanical reaper was patented. 1964 Three civil rights workers—James E. Chaney, 21; Andrew Goodman, 21; and Michael Schwerner, 24—disappeared in Philadelphia, Miss. In 2005, 41 years after the disappearance, Edgar Killen was convicted […]

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Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps reveal a world with far fewer land masses that are above sea level. […]

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June 20 | Facts

June 20 | Facts

1756 British soldiers were thrown into the cell known as the “Black Hole of Calcutta.” 1782 The Great Seal of the United States was adopted. 1819 The 320-ton Savannah became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. 1837 Queen Victoria ascended the British throne. 1863 West Virginia became the 35th state in the United States. 1893 Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her parents, was found […]

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June 19 | Facts

June 19 | Facts

1862 Congress abolished slavery in the U.S. territories. 1865 Gen. Gordon Granger informed the citizens of Galveston, Tex., that the slaves were freed. The celebration of the day became known as Juneteenth. 1867 The first running of the Belmont Stakes. 1934 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was created. 1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved. 1977 Pope Paul VI proclaimed John Neumann, the […]

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June 18 | Facts

June 18 | Facts

1812 The War of 1812 began. 1815 Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces. 1873 Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election. 1928 Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours. 1948 […]

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June 17 | Facts

June 17 | Facts

1775 The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution. 1885 The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere. 1928 Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman. 1944 The Republic of Iceland was established. 1963 U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord’s Prayer or Bible verses in public […]

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June 16 | Facts

June 16 | Facts

1487 The Battle of Stoke ended the Wars of the Roses. 1858 Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” 1904 Events in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom. 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Industrial Recovery Act. 1963 Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became […]

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June 14 | Facts

June 14 | Facts

1775 The United States Army was founded. 1777 The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the U.S. 1922 Warren Harding became the first president to be heard on the radio. 1940 German troops entered Paris. The Nazis opened the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. 1951 The first commercial computer, Univac I, was unveiled. 1954 President Eisenhower signed the order […]

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