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Bly, a female pioneer in 19th century journalism, will be honored with a monument in New York City.

  • Jul 28, 2019

In 1969, they were dubbed the Silver Spring Three.

  • May 22, 2019

Junior Village, where First Lady Jackie Kennedy handed out lollipops and Martin Luther King Jr. visited, was closed in 1973 after abuse revelations

  • May 18, 2019

In 1944, almost 1,000 mostly Jewish refugees arrived at Fort Ontario, which became the country's only refugee camp for those escaping the Nazis.

  • May 1, 2019

In 1966, Frank and Kara Speltz were furious when they learned that they couldn't adopt an African American child. Then they met a woman who changed their lives — and challenged the status quo.

  • Mar 10, 2019

On February 20, 1939, 22,000 members of the German American Bund, a pro-Nazi group, took over the venue that performers still consider a peak achievement if you can fill it up.

  • Dec 9, 2018

An estimated 1.5 million unwed mothers were forced to give their babies up for adoption in the two decades before Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in 1973.

  • Nov 19, 2018

Since contestants first rolled down their bathing stockings in Atlantic City in 1921, swimsuits at the Miss America pageant have stirred controversy.

  • Sep 9, 2018

During the Great Depression, President Hoover enacted a “American jobs for real Americans” program and swiftly deported as many as 1.8 million Mexicans and Mexican Americans.

  • Aug 13, 2018
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