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Honest Cleveland’s Secret Surgery

July 1st 1894 was the one year anniversary of cancer surgery performed on President Grover Cleveland in complete and utter secrecy. No one, other than Cleveland’s surgeon, and several other people who absolutely needed to know, were aware of the fact that Cleveland had the upper left half of his jaw removed in one procedure, […]

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Ronald Reagan, Robert Kennedy, and the Birth of Terror on US Soil

The moment in history when Sirhan Sirhan pulled the trigger and murdered Robert Kennedy on June 5, 1968, is a moment that effected the then California Governor Ronald Reagan deeply and permanently. The moment he heard the terrible news, that Kennedy was shot immediately after making his acceptance speech for winning the California Democratic primary, […]

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Hawthorne and Pierce: A Friendship Only Death Could Sever

Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of one of America’s foremost authors, Nathaniel Hawthorne. What makes this moment especially interesting is the circumstances under which he passed away, and the way the moment was recorded by none other than the former US President, Franklin Pierce, in a letter to his sister Mrs. Mary […]

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Remembering George Washington on His Birthday

Every school child can name the first president of the United States, even if he or she can’t name any others. The name “George Washington” is almost synonymous with “President of the United States,” yet it is not well-known that Washington did not want the job. He may be the only president in history that […]