May 16 | Facts

May 16 | Facts

1770 Marie Antoinette married the future King Louis XVI of France. 1868 The first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment in the U.S. Senate failed to convict President Andrew Johnson. 1929 The first Academy Awards were given on this night. The term, Oscars, was not used to describe the statuettes given to actors and actresses until 1931. 1946 The Irving Berlin musical, Annie […]

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May 2 | Facts

May 2 | Facts

1885 Good Housekeeping magazine went on sale for the first time. 1939 Lou Gehrig established a new major-league baseball record when he played his 2,130th consecutive game. It would take another 57 years before Cal Ripken, Jr., broke it. 1945 The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin. 1955 Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 1969 […]

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April 24 | Facts

April 24 | Facts

1800 Library of Congress was established. 1898 Spain declared war on the U.S.. 1915 Turks began deportation of Armenians that led to the massacre of between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians. 1916 The Easter Rebellion begins in Dublin, Ireland. Although unsuccessful, the uprising was an important symbolic event leading to the establishment of the Republic of Ireland. 1953 Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth […]

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Time Magazine has named Donald Trump its Person of the Year

Time Magazine has named Donald Trump its Person of the Year

Time magazine has named Donald Trump its Person of the Year — calling him “President of the Divided States of America.” “I don’t think that we have ever seen one person, operating in such an unconventional way, have an impact on the events of the year,” said Time editor Nancy Gibbs. She called this year’s choice “one of the more straightforward years.” Trump beat runner-up […]

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