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In 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia, and more events that happened…

Believe it or not, there’s a lot more “Real Housewives” drama that is seen on television. And now there’s a book about it. On Wednesday, Andy Cohen Books, an imprint of Henry Holt, announced it will publish “Not All Diamonds and Rose: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives From the People Who Lived It,” written by entertainment journalist Dave Quinn. The 496-page hardcover is set for release ...

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In 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, of murdering Black teenager Emmett Till. The two m…

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In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of…

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In 2017, Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, struck the island, and more events that happened o…

In 1985, the Mexico City area was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed at least 9,500 people, and more events that happened on this …

In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberat…

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In 1862, more than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and draft-evaders, and more events that ha…

In 1963, four Black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, an…

NONFICTION: This luminous collection of essays by Margaret Renkl explores American culture, politics and history. "Graceland, At Last" by: Margaret Renkl; Milkweed Editions (284 pages, $26) ——— In this luminous collection, "Graceland, At Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South," Margaret Renkl delivers smart, beautifully crafted personal and political observations drawn from ...

In 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly film star Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before, and more events…

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In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur died at a Las Vegas hospital six days after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting, and more events that happened …

In a speech at Rice University, President John F. Kennedy declared: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not b…

Nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida hijackers seized control of four jetliners, sending two into New York’s World Trade Center, one…

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In 1963, 20 Black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace, and mor…

In 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up…

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