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Today in History with a Twist: August 30, 2013

Hot Line Established!      Having narrowly dodging the nuclear bullet in the Cuban Missile Crisis the United States aand Soviet Union have established a hotline between the countries'... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 29, 2013

Tax Rebellion!      Farmers in Massachusetts, most of them war veterans, led by veteran Daniel Shays are rising up against the government over aggressive tax and debt collect by the... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 28, 2013

I Have a Dream!      About a quarter million people marched on Washington today (1963) in the 'March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom'.  The rally is one of the largest political rallies... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 27, 2013

There will be Peace in our time!      Fifteen key nations today (1928) signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact that outlaws war.  All disputes will be settled by an international committee.  Up to... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 26,

Number of Voters Doubles!      It is now official (1920);  The 19th amendment to United States Constitution, giving women the right to vote, takes effect today.  This effectively doubles... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 15, 2013

Fort Dearborn Falls!                                                Our new conflict with England has suffered another defeat on the Western Front.  Fort... More 
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Today in History with a Twist Late edition: August 14, 2013

It's Over!  Japan Surrenders!      The War is over! Japan has accepted the Allied terms of surrender.  The Emperor has recorded the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 13, 2013

War Games?      Not having heard about the armistice that had been signed the day before, American and Spanish forces staged a fake battle that had been planned over the previous week that... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 12, 2013

The war is Over!      The War with Spain has come to an end (1898) with the United States and Spain signing an Armistice.  The fighting has ended but the formal agreement still has to be... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 9, 2013

Helter Skelter!      Horror in California where cult members under direction of their leader, Charles Manson, murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress... More 

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