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On this day…in 1881

On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone,...

On this day…1968

On this day in 1968,  the Western Australian town of Meckering suffers an earthquake. At 10:59am on 14 October 1968, the town of approximately 240...

On This Day…in 1917

Mata Hari, the archetype of the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage by a French firing squad at Vincennes outside of ...

On This Day…in 1947

U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager, born in Myra, West Virginia, in...

On This Day…in 1066

King Harold II of England is defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, fought on Senlac...

On This Day…in 1944

On this day in 1944, German Gen. Erwin Rommel, nicknamed "the Desert Fox," is given the option of facing a public trial for...

On This Day…in 1915

British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad in Brussels for helping Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during...

On This Day…in 2002

Don't know why this is being put in because, of course, we'll never forget what happened on this day in 2002. But people need...

On This Day…in 1974

German businessman Oskar Schindler, credited with saving 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust, dies at the age of 66. A member of the Nazi Party,...

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On this day in 1985, actor Rock Hudson, 59, becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications from AIDS. Hudson's death...

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