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On this day…in 1718

Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard the Pirate, was killed on this day off North Carolina during a bloody battle with

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On this day…in 1980

On this day in 1980, the actor Steve McQueen, one of Hollywood’s leading men of the 1960’s and 1970’s

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On this day…in 1960

On this day in 1960, a landmark obscenity case over Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence, ends in the

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On this day…in 42BC

Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the

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On this day…in 1799

American Astronomer, Andrew Elliott Douglass, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass wrote

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On this day…in 1883

The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on Krakatau (also called Krakatoa), a small, uninhabited volcanic island

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On this day…in 2005

On the morning of July 7, 2005, bombs are detonated in three crowded London Underground stations and one bus

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On the 20th of June…

1627 – Ottoman pirates begin raids on Icelandic villages, eventually capturing over 400 people to sell to slavery. 1756

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On this day…in 1979

Judge John Wood, known as “Maximum John,” is assassinated outside his San Antonio, Texas, home as he bent down

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On this day…in 42BC

Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the

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On this day…in 1799

American Astronomer, Andrew Elliott Douglass, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass wrote

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On this day…in 1883

The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on Krakatau (also called Krakatoa), a small, uninhabited volcanic island

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On the 20th of June…

1627 – Ottoman pirates begin raids on Icelandic villages, eventually capturing over 400 people to sell to slavery. 1756

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