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While newsmen take notes, Chairman Dies of House Committee investigating Un-American activities, proofs & reads his statement replying to Pres. Roosevelt's attack on the Committee, Oct. 26, 1938 (Copyright Expired)
While newsmen take notes, Chairman Dies of House Committee investigating Un-American activities, proofs & reads his statement replying to Pres. Roosevelt's attack on the Committee, Oct. 26, 1938 (Copyright Expired)
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The House Committee on Un-American Activities

Those few who are familiar with the House Committee on Un-American Activities name usually associate it incorrectly with Senator Joseph McCarthy,

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President John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963) and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy ride with secret agents in an open car motorcade shortly before the president was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
President John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963) and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy ride with secret agents in an open car motorcade shortly before the president was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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JFK: Fifty Years Later

Lee Harvey Oswald is alleged to have fired three shots from a window on the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository Building in Dallas Texas. What ever happened to this window?

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ARLINGTON, VA  - NOVEMBER 11:  Cpl. Dimitry Nussberg (C), a Marine who served in Iraq, salutes with John Horan (L), a Navy veteran who served in WWII, and David Millan (R), and Air Force veteran who served in WWII, during a Veterans Day event at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia.  Veterans Day is the anniversary of the Armistice which formally ended World War I and is now celebrated in the United States to honor all veterans for there service.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: Cpl. Dimitry Nussberg (C), a Marine who served in Iraq, salutes with John Horan (L), a Navy veteran who served in WWII, and David Millan (R), and Air Force veteran who served in WWII, during a Veterans Day event at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia. Veterans Day is the anniversary of the Armistice which formally ended World War I and is now celebrated in the United States to honor all veterans for there service. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Veterans Day: Honor Their Service

A WWII vet from Birmingham, Alabama named Raymond Weeks thought Armistice Day should be a day to celebrate the service of all veterans.

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Investors rush to withdraw their savings during a stock market crash, circa 1929. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Investors rush to withdraw their savings during a stock market crash, circa 1929. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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The 1929 Stock Market Crash

The stock market had been on a nine year run increasing profits tenfold. The market peaked at 381.17 on September 3, 1929 just 26 days before the crash.

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Statue Of Liberty
Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images
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Happy Birthday, Statue of Liberty

Having been born in the United States I can only imagine what European immigrants felt when Lady Liberty floated into view.

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Columbus Day Parade Held In New York
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Did Columbus Really Discover America?

Columbus landed on the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola convinced that these were the outer islands of China.

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1986 WORLD SERIES
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The World Series: Then and Now

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the home team Boston Americans 7-3 in the very first World Series game ever played in 1903.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act. (Flickr photo by 
ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER)
Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act. (Flickr photo by ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER)
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Is It Time to Bring Back The Draft?

Under current law, almost all male US citizens, and some male immigrants living in the US, between the ages of 18 to 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

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Friday The Thirteenth
Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
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Friday The 13th – Do You Feel Lucky?

This year, 2013 is a real double whammy for folks who suffer from both “Triskaidekaphobia,” the fear of the number 13, and those with “Paraskavedekatriaphobia,” which is the fear of the actual day of Friday the 13th.

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MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05:  A wreath laying is seen in front of teh old tower during the central memorial service commemorating victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorist attack at the airport on September 5, 2012 in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany. Political leaders, Jewish representatives, diplomats and family members from Israel were among guests who arrived to commemorate the 11 Israeli athletes and one German policeman killed in the 1972 hostage-taking and its aftermath by members of the Black September Palestinian terrorist organization on the attack's 40th anniversary. Most of the victims, as well as five terrorists, were killed after an attempt by German police to intervene went wrong at the Fuerstenfeldbruck airport.  (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: A wreath laying is seen in front of teh old tower during the central memorial service commemorating victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics terrorist attack at the airport on September 5, 2012 in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany. Political leaders, Jewish representatives, diplomats and family members from Israel were among guests who arrived to commemorate the 11 Israeli athletes and one German policeman killed in the 1972 hostage-taking and its aftermath by members of the Black September Palestinian terrorist organization on the attack's 40th anniversary. Most of the victims, as well as five terrorists, were killed after an attempt by German police to intervene went wrong at the Fuerstenfeldbruck airport. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)
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The Munich Massacre

Terrorism has been with us for centuries. Instilling fear in others has always been a tactic used to control groups of people by dictators and radicals.

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