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In 1989, an earthquake measuring 6.9 in magnitude struck northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage, and mo…

The Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile …

In 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supr…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Dominic West, Emeril Lagasse, Kimberly Schlapman, Linda Lavin, Mira…

In 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Jay Pharoah, Justin Hayward, Lori Petty, Natalie Maines, Ralph Laur…

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In 2010, rescuers in Chile using a missile-like escape capsule pulled 33 men one by one to fresh air and freedom 69 days after they were trapp…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Ashanti, Caleb McLaughlin, Doc Rivers, Jerry Rice, Marie Osmond, Na…

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In 1973, President Richard Nixon nominated House minority leader Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to succeed Spiro T. Agnew as vice president, and m…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Chris Botti, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hugh Jackman, Josh Hutcherson, Martie…

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Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard, and…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Cardi B, Daryl Hall, Emily Deschanel, Jane Krakowski, Matt Bomer, M…

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In 2014, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives for the right of children t…

In 1967, Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture, and more…

In 1998, the House triggered an open-ended impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton in a momentous 258-176 vote, and more events tha…

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