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Tonight is known as Mischief Night!

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On this day in 1735, 2nd president and founding father John Adams in Braintree, Massachusetts

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The American origins of the Jack o’ Lantern

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On October 31, 1994, Death Valley National Park was established in both California and Nevada

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On November 1, 1938, famed American racehorse Seabiscuit outran Triple Crown winner War Admiral in a “match of the century.”

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Benedictine College: The End of the Beginning – Dobbs and the Future of Abortion in America

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On this day in 1795, 11th president James Polk was born in Pineville, North Carolina

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On this day in 1865, 29th president Warren Harding was born in Blooming Grove, Ohio

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On November 2, 1889, North Dakota entered the Union as our 39th state

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On this day in 1842, Abraham Lincoln married Marry Todd in Springfield, Illinois

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University of Houston: On Honor and Politics in Homer’s Iliad – The Conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles

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On this day in 1913, the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 began

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Today is Election Day!

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On November 10, 1978, Badlands National Park was established in South Dakota

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On this day in 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps was created

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Boston College: Democracy and Enlightenment – The Challenge of Rousseau

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University of Nebraska-Omaha: Liberty, Union, and the Constitution – Lessons from the Nineteenth Century

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Jacksonville State University: A Discussion of Douglass’s Remarkable 1876 Eulogy of Lincoln

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University of Alaska-Anchorage: Harry C. Veryser on Economics

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On this day in 1620, 41 colonists signed the Mayflower Compact

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Today is Veterans Day!

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Happy Veterans Day!

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On November 12, 1790, First Lady Letitia Tyler was born in Cedar Grove, Virginia

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On the night of November 12-13, 1833, thousands of meteors formed a meteor storm visible over North America east of the Rockies

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On this day in 1732, founding father John Dickinson was born in Talbot County, Maryland

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On November 14, 1896, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was born in Boone, Iowa

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Boston College: Nietzsche’s Culture War – An Introduction to the Untimely Meditations

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On this day in 1777, the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress

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On this day in 1801, the first issue of the New York Post was published

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On November 16, 1907, Oklahoma entered the Union as our 46th state

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On this day in 1883, American and Canadian railroads instituted standard time zones

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On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address

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On this day in 1831, 20th president James Garfield was born in Orange, Ohio

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On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison announced the invention of the phonograph

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On November 21, 1789, North Carolina ratified the Constitution, becoming our 12th state

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On November 22, 1744, First Lady Abigail Adams was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts

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On this day in 1804, 14th president Franklin Pierce was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire

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Happy Thanksgiving from JMC!

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On this day in 1784, 12th president Zachary Taylor was born in Orange County, Virginia

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Today is Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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On this day in 1924, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City

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On November 28, 1925, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee began broadcasting

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University of Missouri: An Evening with Former Columbia Mayor Brian Treece

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Benedictine College: Lincoln and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

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On this day in 1835, American author Mark Twain was born in Florida, Missouri

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On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for breaching Montgomery, Alabama’s city segregation laws

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St. Joseph’s University: Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia – Street Diplomacy and the Struggle over Slavery

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Yeshiva University: Natural and Historical Right – Investigating the Israeli and American Declarations of Independence

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