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Apr 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM
The Oklahoma Territory was organized in 1890.
Jan 23, 2012 at 4:22 PM
The United Service Organizations (USO) came into existence in 1941.
Mar 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Tuskegee Airman honored for his efforts that eventually lead to the desegregation of the US military.
Mar 14, 2010 at 3:36 PM
The Alcatraz federal prison island in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates in 1963.
Mar 26, 2012 at 9:33 PM
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968.
Jun 5, 2012 at 9:49 PM
The President appointed radio news commentator Elmer Davis to be its head.
Jan 10, 2010 at 5:08 PM
The United States paid Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands in 1917.
Jan 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM
Kansas became the 34th state of the Union in 1861.
Jan 24, 2010 at 6:02 PM
Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the US Constitution in 1788.
Jul 19, 2010 at 1:38 PM
A Woolworth's store in Greensboro, NC dropped its segregation policy as it served three of its black employees at the counter in 1960.
Apr 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM
The American Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina in 1861.
Apr 14, 2013 at 5:21 PM
President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
Apr 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM
The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers.

Jan 9, 2014 at 9:11 PM
The 1988 Olympic gold medalist hopes other countries will make similar endorsements of an open way of life by who represents them at Sochi.
Nov 22, 2008 at 4:34 PM
Bracing for the largest crowds in inaugural history security will be far reaching. People going can expect to be searched by machines and security officers or both.