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American men guarding their private beer brewing hide-out, during prohibition.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
American men guarding their private beer brewing hide-out, during prohibition. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Prohibition Repealed

One of the most ironic events in modern history is Utah of all places casting the 36th vote to repeal the 18th Amendment of Prohibition.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution regarding Syria's chemical weapons program September 27, 2013 at U.N. headquarters in New York City. The Security Council today voted unanimously on a resolution that compels Syria to give up its chemical-weapon stockpile or face consequences. To that end, it requires unfettered access to international chemical-weapons experts, according to published reports.  (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution regarding Syria's chemical weapons program September 27, 2013 at U.N. headquarters in New York City. The Security Council today voted unanimously on a resolution that compels Syria to give up its chemical-weapon stockpile or face consequences. To that end, it requires unfettered access to international chemical-weapons experts, according to published reports. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images
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The United Nations: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

One of their goals is human rights yet I sure don’t seem much action against China or any Middle Eastern countries for their treatment of women.

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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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(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
(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
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
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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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