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This Day in History for August 30 – Thurgood Marshall Confirmed and More

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30 BC – Cleopatra commits suicide (More info)

1963 – The “hotline” between the leaders of the US and the Soviet Union goes into operation (More info)

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This Day in History for August 29

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1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction (More info)

1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded (More info)

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This Day in History for August 28

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1867 – During World War II, the United States takes possession of the then-unoccupied Midway Atoll (More info)

1963 – At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech (More info)

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Sexting, Retweet and Jeggings Among New Words Added to Dictionary

The ‘Concise Oxford English Dictionary,’ celebrating its 100th birthday this year, has added 400 new entries to the English language.

The freshman class of words that are now officially, well, words include “sexting,” “retweet,” “mankini,” “noob,” “jeggings,” and “woot.”

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This Day in History for August 19 – Germany Elects Hitler and More

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1812 – The American frigate USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” after defeating the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada (More info)

1909 – The first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500 (More info)

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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

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1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others (More info)

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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate rat

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Norway Prisoners Living It Up

Prisoners in Norway will be living the high life if they make it to Halden prison. In the far east of Norway, the newly constructed prison has more luxuries than those of us who obey the law and work for a living can afford. Read more after the jump.

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This Day in History for July 13

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1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in US history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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This Day in History for July 12

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1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace (More info)

1812 – The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario (More info)

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This Day in History for July 11

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1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established after being disbanded following the Revolutionary War (More info)

1804 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

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This Day in History for July 10

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1913 – Death Valley, California hits 134 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States (More info)

1925 – A high school science teacher named John T. Scopes, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law, is prosecuted in what would come to be known as the Scopes Monkey Trial (More info)

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