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Today in History with a Twist: August 16, 2013

Gates Routed!      Five miles north of the South Carolina town of Camden, the Continental Forces led by Major General Horatio Gates were routed by numerically inferior British forces led by... 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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Today in History with a Twist: August 8, 2013

Nixon Quits!      President Richard Nixon made a nationwide television address this evening (1974) and shocked the world by announcing his resignation from the office of the President of... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 7, 2013

Insurrection!        President Washington has invoked the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress an uprising in western Pennsylvania over taxes being levied on whiskey (1794).  In what is... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: August 6, 2013

Nuclear War!      The world entered a new age today when an United States Army Air Corps B-29, the Enola Gay, dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan (1945).  The bomb devastated the... More 
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Today in History with a twist: August 5, 2013

The Noose is Tightening!        News out of Mobile, Alabama (1864) is that the Union Navy has begun its assault on Mobile Bay.  The Yankee fleet began advancing past the Confederate... More 

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