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S13, EP26 "Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day Tradition"In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln begins the tradition of an annual national Thanksgiving Day.
S13, EP25 "Nov. 25: Francisco Vásquez de Coronado"In 1541, Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and his men conduct a service of thanksgiving for the abundant food and water they found along the Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle.
S13, EP24 "Nov. 24: Turkey Pardon"President Abraham Lincoln pardons a Thanksgiving turkey named Jack befriended by his 10-year-old son Tad in 1863.
S13, EP23 "Nov. 23: Southern Conference for Human Welfare"First lady Eleanor Roosevelt attends the Southern Conference on Human Welfare in Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 23, 1938.
S13, EP22 "Nov. 22: JFK Assassination"President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas Nov. 22, 1963, and succeeded by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
S13, EP21 "Nov. 21: Pilgrims Land at Plymouth"After a two-month voyage, the Pilgrims reach what is now Plymouth, Mass., in November 1620.
S13, EP20 "Nov. 20: First Man to Fly at Mach 2"In 1953, Scott Crossfield becomes the first pilot to break Mach 2 in a Douglas Skyrocket at Edwards Air Force Base.
S13, EP19 "Nov. 19: Gettysburg Address"President Abraham Lincoln delivers a memorable speech in the wake of 1863's Battle of Gettysburg.
S13, EP18 "Nov. 18: USS Maine"The Navy launches the battleship USS Maine at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Nov. 18, 1889.
S13, EP17 "Nov. 17: United States Capitol Building"Congress convenes in its new home at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 1800.
S13, EP16 "Nov. 16: Oklahoma Becomes a State"Oklahoma becomes the 46th state Nov. 16, 1907.
S13, EP14 "Nov. 14: Moby Dick"Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," published on Nov. 14, 1851, is a classic filled with American themes.
S13, EP13 "Nov. 13: Vietnam Veterans Memorial"The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is dedicated on Nov. 13, 1982, to honor American men and women who served in the long and controversial war.
S13, EP12 "Nov. 12: J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur Dies"On this day in 1813, writer J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur dies and leaves behind a vivid portrait of life as an American.
S13, EP10 "Nov. 10: U.S. Marine Corps"On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress founds the U.S. Marine Corps.
S13, EP9 "Nov. 9: Fall of Berlin Wall"On this day in 1989, a spokesperson for East Berlin's Communist Party announces an end to the use of the Berlin Wall.
S13, EP8 "Nov. 8: 2000 Florida Recount"Florida begins a statewide recount of ballots to decide the winner of the presidential race between George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore on Nov. 8, 2000.
S13, EP7 "Nov. 7: Republican Elephant Mascot"On Nov. 7, 1874, the elephant becomes the official mascot of the Republican Party.
S13, EP6 "Nov. 6: First College Football Game"Rutgers and the College of New Jersey clash in what is regarded as the first intercollegiate football game on a cold and windy day in New Jersey in 1869.
S13, EP5 "Nov. 5: First U.S. Pilot Shot Down Over Vietnam"On Nov. 5, 1964, Lt. Everett Alvarez becomes first U.S. pilot shot down over North Vietnam.
S13, EP4 "Nov. 4: Reagan Becomes President"In 1980, Republican Ronald Reagan defeats Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter to become the 40th U.S. president.
S13, EP3 "Nov. 3: LBJ Defeats Goldwater"In 1964, incumbent Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson defeats Republican challenger Barry Goldwater.
S13, EP2 "Nov. 2: Dewey Defeats Truman"In 1948, Democratic President Harry Truman wins re-election against Republican Thomas Dewey despite incorrect predictions by pollsters and pundits.
S13, EP1 "Nov. 1: John Adams Moves Into White House"John Adams becomes the first president to occupy the White House Nov. 1, 1800.
S12, EP31 "Oct. 31: Halloween Origins"Exploring the ancient origins of Halloween and how it has been Americanized.
S12, EP30 "October 30: Happy Birthday, John Adams"John Adams, the second U.S. president, is born in Braintree, Mass., in 1735.
S12, EP29 "October 29: Hurricane Sandy"On this day in 2012, Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, causing devastation in New Jersey, New York and other states.
S12, EP28 "October 28: Grover Cleveland Dedicates Statue of Liberty"On Oct. 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty on an island in New York Harbor.
S12, EP27 "October 27: The Federalist Papers"Oct. 27, 1787, sees the publication of the first in a series of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay urging ratification of the Constitution.
S12, EP26 "October 26: Erie Canal"On Oct. 26, 1825, the Erie Canal opens its entire 363 miles from Buffalo to Albany, NY.
S12, EP25 "October 25: Edenton Tea Party"Oct. 25, 1774, is the day Penelope Barker leads the women of Edenton, N.C., to sign a resolution to boycott British tea.
S12, EP24 "October 24: First Transcontinental Telegraph"On Oct. 24, 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message is sent from San Francisco to President Lincoln in Washington, D.C.
S12, EP23 "October 23: Statue of Freedom"On this day in 1993, the Statue of Freedom returned to the top of the U.S. Capitol dome.
S12, EP22 "October 22: First Televised Pro-Football Game"The Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-14 in the first pro football game to be shown on television on Oct. 22, 1939, at Ebbets Field.
S12, EP21 "October 21: Edison's Incandescent Lamp"Thomas Edison invents the first practical electric incandescent lamp on Oct. 21, 1879.
S12, EP20 "October 20: U.S. Ratifies Louisiana Purchase"On this day in 1803, the U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
S12, EP19 "October 19: British surrender at Yorktown"On Oct. 19, 1781, Lord Cornwallis surrenders his British army at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the Revolutionary War.
S12, EP18 "October 18: U.S. Takes Possession of Alaska"On this day in 1867, the United States takes possession of Alaska from Russia.
S12, EP17 "October 17: Einstein Flees Nazi Germany"On October 17, 1933, physicist Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and arrives in the United States.
S12, EP16 "October 16: Cuban Missile Crisis"On October 16, 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy learns that an American U-2 spy plane has detected missile bases on the remote island of Cuba, triggering the now infamous Cuban Missile Crisis.
S12, EP15 "October 15: `I Love Lucy' Premieres"On October 15, 1951, comedic history is made when the hit television sitcom "I Love Lucy" premieres on CBS.
S12, EP14 "October 14: First Person to Fly Faster Than Speed of Sound"On this day in 1947, Air Force test pilot Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound in level flight.
S12, EP13 "October 13: Boston Americans Defeat Pittsburgh Pirates"On Oct. 13, 1903, the Boston Americans defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in Game 8 to win what was then known as the World's Championship Series.
S12, EP12 "October 12: Christopher Columbus Makes Landfall"In 1492, Christopher Columbus makes landfall on an island he calls San Salvador, a part of today's Bahamas.
S12, EP11 "October 11: Reagan and Gorbachev Meet"On Oct. 11, 1986, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev open two days of arms-control talks in Reykjavik, Iceland.
S12, EP10 "October 10: Air Force One Goes Into Service"On Oct. 10, 1962, the U.S. president's aircraft, commonly called Air Force One, goes into service.
S12, EP9 "October 9: Hoover Dam Begins Sending Electricity"In 1936, what's now known as Hoover Dam begins sending electricity across 266 miles of mountains and deserts to Los Angeles.
S12, EP8 "October 8: Most Famous WWI Hero"In 1918, doughboy Alvin York's almost single-handed exploits make him a reluctant hero of World War I.
S12, EP7 "October 7: Battle of Kings Mountain"Patriot militiamen destroy a Loyalist army in the Revolutionary War's Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina Oct. 7, 1780.
S12, EP6 "October 6: Xerography Patented"On Oct. 6, 1942, inventor Chester Carlson patents xerography, the process that led to the development of modern photocopying machines.
S12, EP5 "October 5: First Nonstop Flight Across Pacific"Clyde Pangborn and his co-pilot Hugh Herndon Jr. complete the first nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean Oct. 5, 1931.
S12, EP4 "October 4: Mount Rushmore"Sculpting of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial on a granite cliff in the Black Hills of South Dakota begins Oct. 4, 1927.
S12, EP3 "October 3: Mary McLeod Bethune"Born to ex-slaves in South Carolina in 1875, Mary McLeod Bethune became a civil rights activist, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and educator, who laid the foundation for Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla.
S12, EP2 "October 2: Woodrow Wilson Suffers a Stroke"In 1919, Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke that leaves him incapacitated for the remainder of his presidency.
S12, EP1 "October 1: Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida"Walt Disney World Resort opens in Orlando, Fla., in 1971.
S11, EP30 "September 30: West & East Germany"The end of World War II leaves Germany divided into two rival systems.
S11, EP29 "September 29: The Brink of Financial Disaster"In 2008, the U.S. economy is pushed to the brink of financial disaster when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges nearly 778 points, at the time the largest single-day decline in Wall Street history.
S11, EP28 "September 28: Remembering Pat Tillman"Remembering NFL player and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman.
S11, EP27 "September 27: The Warren Commission & JFK"In 1964, the Warren Commission releases their investigative report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
S11, EP26 "September 26: Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed"John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, is born Sept. 26, 1774, in Leominster, Mass.
S11, EP25 "September 25: Eddie Rickenbacker Fibs about His Age"World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker fibs about his age.
S11, EP24 "September 24: The Service Flag"The U.S. Department of Defense authorizes families with members serving in the armed forces during times of hostilities to display a service flag.
S11, EP23 "September 23: Lewis and Clark Return to St. Louis"In 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition returns to St. Louis from the Pacific Coast.
S11, EP22 "September 22: The Emancipation Proclamation"In 1862, Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in Confederate-controlled regions.
S11, EP21 "September 21: Final Game in the House That Ruth Built"On Sept. 21, 2008, the Bronx Bombers played their final home game in Yankee Stadium.
S11, EP20 "September 20: Bush Declares War"On Sept. 20, 2001, President George W. Bush, in an address to a joint session of Congress, declares a war on terror.
S11, EP19 "September 19: Washington's Farewell Address"President George Washington's farewell address, an open letter to the American people, appeared in newspapers on Sept. 19, 1796.
S11, EP18 "September 18: United States Air Force Established"On this day in 1947, the United States Air Force was established when the National Security Act went into effect.
S11, EP17 "September 17: The Signing of the United States Constitution"Sept. 17, 1787, brought a world-changing event with the signing of the United States Constitution.
S11, EP16 "September 16: The Mayflower Sets Sail"On Sept. 16, 1620, the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in England and set sail for the New World.
S11, EP15 "September 15: U.S. Marines Land at Inchon"U.N. forces led by U.S. Marines land at Inchon in 1950 during the Korean War.
S11, EP13 "September 13: Francis Scott Key and the National Anthem"Francis Scott Key is inspired to write the national anthem by witnessing a British fleet bombarding Baltimore's Fort McHenry in 1814.
S11, EP12 "September 12: Betty Zane and the Siege of Fort Henry"Teenager Betty Zane runs for more gunpowder at besieged Fort Henry in 1782.
S11, EP11 "September 11: September 11th Terrorist Attacks"Al-Qaida terrorists hijack four commercial jetliners for suicide attacks against the United States Sept. 11, 2001.
S11, EP10 "September 10: Oliver Hazard Perry"After the War of 1812's naval Battle of Lake Erie, U.S. commander Oliver Hazard Perry sent the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."
S11, EP9 "September 9: Eisenhower Signs Civil Rights Act"President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
S11, EP8 "September 8: Oldest Catholic Parish in the United States"The oldest U.S. Catholic parish in St. Augustine, Fla., traces its roots to Sept. 8, 1565, when a Spanish landing party led by Pedro Menéndez de Aviles came ashore and celebrated a Mass.
S11, EP7 "September 7: First Image Sent by Electronic Television"In 1927, inventor Philo T. Farnsworth and a small team of assistants in a San Francisco laboratory transmit the first image sent by electronic television.
S11, EP6 "September 6: Happy Birthday, Jane Addams"Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, is born Sept. 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Ill.
S11, EP5 "September 5: First Labor Day Parade in NYC"New York City's first Labor Day parade is staged in 1882 for workers to call attention to problems stemming from the Industrial Revolution.
S11, EP4 "September 4: Henry Hudson Explores New York Harbor"In 1609, Henry Hudson explores New York Harbor before sailing up the Hudson River.
S11, EP3 "September 3: World War II Begins"In 1939, Britain declares war on Germany in response to Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland, and is soon joined by France and other Allies as World War II begins.
S11, EP2 "September 2: George H.W. Bush Shot Down"On Sept. 2, 1944, U.S. Navy pilot George H. W. Bush, later the 41st president, is shot down and rescued in the Pacific during World War II.
S11, EP1 "September 1: Phillis Wheatley"On this day in 1773, a volume of poetry written by an African American poet was published.
S10, EP31 "August 31: The Code of Conduct"In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the Code of Conduct for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, an ethical guide for personnel in danger of capture or who become prisoners of war.
S10, EP30 "August 30: The Senate Confirms Thurgood Marshall"The Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967.
S10, EP29 "August 29: Hurricane Katrina"In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, causing massive damage in Louisiana and Mississippi, killing 1,800 people, and destroying much of New Orleans.
S10, EP28 "August 28: JFK's Civil Rights Bill"More than 200,000 people gather in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to pass President John F. Kennedy's Civil Rights bill, which prohibited racial discrimination in public places, employment and education.
S10, EP27 "August 27: The Battle of Long Island"Fought in 1776, the Revolutionary War's Battle of Long Island involves more than 40,000 troops and does not go well for the Patriots.
S10, EP26 "August 26: The Slave Ship, Amistad"The slave ship Amistad is captured off Long Island in 1839, triggering a trial over the legal status of the Africans who had seized control of the vessel.
S10, EP25 "August 25: A Race Between a Steam Engine and a Horse"One of the oddest races in U.S. history pits a horse against a steam engine in 1830.
S10, EP24 "August 24: British Troops March on Washington, D.C."In 1814, British troops march on Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812.
S10, EP23 "August 23: The Veterans of Foreign Wars"The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is the nation's oldest major veterans organization.
S10, EP22 "August 22: The First Public Presidential Car Ride"In 1902, Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to ride in a car in public by rolling through the streets of Hartford, Conn.
S10, EP21 "August 21: The First Lincoln-Douglas Debates"The first U.S. Senate race debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas takes place in Illinois in 1858.
S10, EP20 "August 20: E Pluribus Unum""E pluribus unum" is the Latin motto on the great seal of the United States.
S10, EP19 "August 19: The War of 1812"During the War of 1812, the USS Constitution defeats the British frigate Guerriere some 600 miles east of Nova Scotia.
S10, EP18 "August 18: The United States' First Memorial"President Abraham Lincoln's birthplace in Hodgenville, Ky., becomes a national memorial in 1916.
S10, EP17 "August 17: The Boat Driven by a Tea Kettle"Robert Fulton's steamboat begins its maiden voyage from New York City to Albany in 1807.
S10, EP16 "August 16: George Washington's Goodwill Tour"In 1790, President George Washington begins a goodwill tour of New England in Newport, R.I.
S10, EP15 "August 15: The Panama Canal"The United States begins Panama Canal construction in 1904.
S10, EP14 "August 14: The Sons of Liberty"On August 14, 1765, Bostonians calling themselves the Sons of Liberty gather under a large elm tree to protest the Stamp Act imposed by England.
S10, EP13 "August 13: Happy Birthday, Annie Oakley"Aug. 13 marks the birthday of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, born as Phoebe Ann Moses in 1860.
S10, EP12 "August 12: Edison Invents the Phonograph"Thomas Edison creates a way to record sound by inventing the phonograph in 1877.
S10, EP11 "August 11: The Largest Shopping Mall in America"On August 11, 1992, the largest shopping mall in American history opens its doors in Bloomington, Minn., creating 10,000 jobs and becoming a shopper's paradise.
S10, EP10 "August 10: The Smithsonian Institute"President James K. Polk signs legislation establishing the Smithsonian Institution in 1846.
S10, EP9 "August 9: Happy Birthday, Jesse Owens"American track and field athlete Jesse Owens wins four gold medals in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.
S10, EP8 "August 8: President Nixon Resigns"President Nixon announces his resignation due to the Watergate scandal in 1974.
S10, EP7 "August 7: The Purple Heart"George Washington creates the Purple Heart, America's oldest military decoration, in 1782.
S10, EP6 "August 6: Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima"The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.
S10, EP5 "August 5: Last Battle of the Civil War"In 1864, Adm. David G. Farragut leads a Union fleet against Confederates in Mobile Bay, Ala., in the last major naval battle of the Civil War.
S10, EP4 "August 4: The Coast Guard Flag"The Coast Guard flag is a white flag bearing the national coat of arms, which also appears on the great seal of the United States.
S10, EP3 "August 3: Fredrick Douglass"Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivers a famous speech about the costs of freedom in Canandaigua, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1857.
S10, EP2 "August 2: Battle of Blackett Strait"U.S. Navy motor torpedo boat PT-109, commanded by Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy, is struck and sunk by a Japanese destroyer in the Pacific during World War II's Battle of Blackett Strait Aug. 2, 1943.
S10, EP1 "August 1: Census"The U.S. Constitution requires a government census every 10 years, with the results used to allocate congressional seats, electoral votes and government funding.
S9, EP31 "July 31: Phelps Becomes Most Decorated Olympian"Swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the most decorated Olympian of all time at the London Olympics, winning his 19th medal.
S9, EP30 "July 30: Mary Draper Ingles"The 18th-century Shawnee Indian captive story of pioneer Mary Draper Ingles.
S9, EP29 "July 29: Birth of NASA"In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs legislation creating NASA.
S9, EP28 "July 28: Miami"The hamlet of Miami is incorporated in 1896.
S9, EP27 "July 27: World's First Military Plane"Orville Wright flies the first military aircraft at Fort Myer, Va.
S9, EP26 "July 26: Birth of the FBI"The Federal Bureau of Investigation is formed during President Theodore Roosevelt's administration.
S9, EP25 "July 25: Puerto Rico Constitution Day"Puerto Rico adopts its Constitution and becomes a self-governing commonwealth in 1952.
S9, EP24 "July 24: Bingham Discovers Machu Picchu"American explorer and archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, July 24, 1911.
S9, EP23 "July 23: Ulysses S. Grant Financial Collapse"Former general and President Ulysses S. Grant faces financial ruin in 1884.
S9, EP22 "July 22: America the Beautiful"In 1893, Katherine Lee Bates' visit to Colorado inspires her to write "America the Beautiful."
S9, EP21 "July 21: NASA's Space Shuttle Program Ends"NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle program ends in 2011.
S9, EP20 "July 20: 1969 Moon Landing"Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon July 20, 1969.
S9, EP19 "July 19: Seneca Falls Convention"The first U.S. women's rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848.
S9, EP18 "July 18: Second Battle of Fort Wagner"About 600 black soldiers of the Union's 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry attack Fort Wagner near Charleston, S.C., in 1863.
S9, EP17 "July 17: Final Big Three WWII Conference"U.S. President Harry S. Truman, British Prince Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin gather for 1945's final Allied Big Three conference of World War II.
S9, EP16 "July 16: Apollo 11"The Apollo 11 moon mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral.
S9, EP15 "July 15: Twitter Launches"The Twitter social media platform debuts in 2006.
S9, EP14 "July 14: World's Fair"The Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, the first World's Fair staged in the U.S., opens to the public in New York City's Bryant Park in 1853.
S9, EP13 "July 13: Northwest Ordinance"Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance July 13, 1787.
S9, EP12 "July 12: Battle of Cedar Springs"Jane Thomas spurs to warn South Carolina Patriot militia of an impending Loyalist attack in 1780.
S9, EP11 "July 11: Burr-Hamilton Duel"Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton fight a duel in 1804.
S9, EP10 "July 10: Lincoln's Chicago Speech"Abraham Lincoln campaigns for the U.S. Senate in Chicago in 1858.
S9, EP9 "July 9: 14th Amendment Ratified"The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is officially ratified on July 9, 1868.
S9, EP8 "July 8: Liberty Bell Tolls"Tradition says the Liberty Bell rang July 8, 1776, to summon Philadelphians for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
S9, EP7 "July 7: Elvis Presley's Radio Debut"Elvis Presley makes his radio debut on WHBQ on July 7, 1954 with the song `That's All Right.'
S9, EP6 "July 6: Uncle Sam"The best-known image of Uncle Sam debuts on a magazine cover during World War I in 1916.
S9, EP5 "July 5: Secret Service"The Secret Service is formed on July 5, 1865 being the oldest law enforcement agency in America.
S9, EP4 "July 4: Declaration of Independence"Continental Congress in Philadelphia vote to adopt the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
S9, EP3 "July 3: Battle of Gettysburg"The Battle of Gettysburg ends with a Union victory in 1863.
S9, EP2 "July 2: Civil Rights Act"President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act at a televised White House ceremony in 1864.
S9, EP1 "July 1: First US Zoo"The first U.S. zoo is opened in Philadelphia.
S8, EP30 "June 30: Yosemite Valley"Abraham Lincoln signs a bill giving Yosemite to California.
S8, EP29 "June 29: Molly Pitcher"Molly Pitcher is said to have fought in the Revolutionary War's Battle of Monmouth in 1778, and her bravery was recognized by Gen. George Washington, who granted her a warrant as a non-commissioned officer.
S8, EP28 "June 28: Constitutional Convention"The Constitutional Convention meets in Philadelphia in 1787.
S8, EP27 "June 27: Operation Red Wings"Four U.S. Navy SEALs undertake a risky mission in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings of 2005.
S8, EP26 "June 26: JFK in West Germany"President John F. Kennedy denounces totalitarianism at the Berlin Wall in 1963.
S8, EP25 "June 25: American Expeditionary Forces Arrive"World War I's first wave of U.S. troops approaches France.
S8, EP24 "June 24: John McDermott Wins U.S. Open"John McDermott, 19, becomes the youngest U.S.-born golfer to win the U.S. Open in 1911.
S8, EP23 "June 23: America's National Symbol"The bald eagle becomes an American emblem in 1782.
S8, EP22 "June 22: The 26th Amendment"Bill Bennett shares daily insights about U.S. historical events and leaders.
S8, EP21 "June 21: SpaceShipOne Launches"Bill Bennett shares daily insights about U.S. historical events and leaders.
S8, EP18 "June 18: Amelia Earhart"Bill Bennett shares daily insights about U.S. historical events and leaders.
S8, EP17 "June 17: First Major Battle of Revolutionary War"Bill Bennett shares daily insights about U.S. historical events and leaders.
S8, EP16 "June 16: Lincoln Accepts Nomination for U.S. Senate"Bill Bennett shares daily insights about U.S. historical events and leaders.
S8, EP15 "June 15: Arlington National Cemetery"Bill Bennett shares daily insights about U.S. historical events and leaders.
S8, EP14 "June 14: Flag Day"June 14 is Flag Day.
S8, EP13 "June 13: Marquis de Lafayette"France's Marquis de Lafayette joins the fight for American liberty.
S8, EP12 "June 12: Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall"President Ronald Reagan stands in front of the Berlin Wall and delivers a speech in 1987.
S8, EP11 "June 11: John Wayne Dies"Actor John Wayne dies at age 72 on June 11, 1979.
S8, EP10 "June 10: Formation of U.S. Army"The Continental Army is formed June 10, 1775.
S8, EP9 "June 9: Secretariat Wins the Triple Crown"In 1973, Secretariat becomes the first winner of horse racing's Triple Crown since 1948.
S8, EP8 "June 8: Frank Lloyd Wright Born"Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wis., on June 8, 1867.
S8, EP7 "June 7: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame"In 1993, ground is broken for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
S8, EP6 "June 6: D-Day"World War II Allied forces launch the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France on June 6, 1944.
S8, EP5 "June 5: Robert F. Kennedy Shot"Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., is assassinated in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968.
S8, EP4 "June 4: Women's Right to Vote"On June 4, 1919, Congress approves the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
S8, EP3 "June 3: Betsy Ross, American Flag"According to tradition, widow Betsy Ross, 24, designed the first stars and stripes flag in 1776.
S8, EP2 "June 2: Happy Birthday, Martha Washington"Martha Washington is born on June 2, 1731, near Williamsburg, Va.
S8, EP1 "June 1: General Motors Files for Bankruptcy"On June 1, 2009, General Motors files for bankruptcy amidst a crippling recession.
S7, EP31 "May 31: Last Model T Ford Produced"The last Ford Model T rolls off the production line in 1927.
S7, EP30 "May 30: Memorial Day"Memorial Day is widely observed for the first time in 1868.
S7, EP29 "May 29: National World War II Memorial"In 2004, the National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
S7, EP28 "May 28: Giants & Dodgers Move to California"In 1957, National League owners vote to allow baseball's New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively.
S7, EP27 "May 27: Golden Gate Bridge"Foghorns announce the opening of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge at 6 a.m. on May 27, 1937.
S7, EP26 "May 26: Dow Jones Industrial Average"The Dow Jones Industrial Average debuts in 1896.
S7, EP25 "May 25: The Gateway Arch"Vice President Hubert Humphrey dedicates the Gateway Arch monument in St. Louis in 1968.
S7, EP24 "May 24: Freedom Riders Arrested in Mississippi"In 1961, Freedom Riders are arrested for using whites-only facilities in Jackson, Miss.
S7, EP23 "May 23: Bonnie & Clyde"Lawmen ambush and kill outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in Louisiana in 1934.
S7, EP21 "May 21: American Red Cross"Clara Barton founds the American Red Cross on May 21, 1881.
S7, EP20 "May 20: Lindbergh's Transatlantic Flight"In 1927, Charles Lindbergh attempts to fly solo nonstop from New York City to Paris.
S7, EP19 "May 19: Empire State Building"The Empire State Building is designated as an official New York City landmark May 19, 1981.
S7, EP18 "May 18: Eruption of Mount St. Helens"At 8:32 a.m. on May 18, 1980, an earthquake hits below the north face of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, triggering the largest landslide in recorded history and a major eruption.
S7, EP17 "May 17: Brown v. Board of Education"In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case establishes that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
S7, EP16 "May 16: Oregon Trail"On May 16, 1842, about 100 pioneers set out from Independence, Mo., in one of the first wagon trains to follow the Oregon Trail to the Pacific Northwest.
S7, EP15 "May 15: National September 11 Memorial & Museum"Lower Manhattan's National September 11 Memorial & Museum is dedicated in New York City on May 15, 2014.
S7, EP14 "May 14: Skylab"On May 14, 1973, the U.S. space station and laboratory Skylab is launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center to begin a journey of discovery.
S7, EP13 "May 13: First Soldier Buried in Arlington"On May 13, 1864, Union Pvt. William Henry Christmas, 21, becomes the first soldier buried at Arlington.
S7, EP12 "May 12: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House"On May 12, 1864 one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War occurred at Spotsylvania Court House in Virginia.
S7, EP11 "May 11: Dust Bowl"A storm known as the Dust Bowl strikes May 11, 1934.
S7, EP10 "May 10: First Transcontinental Railroad"The First Transcontinental Railroad is opened to traffic May 10, 1869.
S7, EP9 "May 9: Join, or Die"On May 9, 1754, Benjamin Franklin published "Join, or Die," America's first political cartoon.
S7, EP8 "May 8: Victory in Europe Day"On May 8, 1945, Americans celebrated VE Day after a tremendous victory in Europe over Nazi Germany.
S7, EP7 "May 7: Second Continental Congress"On May 7, 1789, George Washington traveled north from his home of Mount Vernon, Va., to attend the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
S7, EP6 "May 6: The Grapes of Wrath"On May 6, 1940, John Steinbeck won a Pulitzer Prize for the classic American novel, "The Grapes of Wrath."
S7, EP5 "May 5: National Day of Prayer"On May 5, 1988, the first Thursday in May is designated as the National Day of Prayer.
S7, EP4 "May 4: The Freedom Riders"On May 4, 1961, the Freedom Riders left Washington, D.C., in hope of challenging segregation laws.
S7, EP3 "May 3: Congress Incorporates Washington, D.C."On May 3, 1802, Washington, D.C., was officially incorporated as a city.
S7, EP2 "May 2: Lou Gehrig Retires"Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 consecutive games played comes to an end on May 2, 1939.
S7, EP1 "May 1: Death of Usama Bin Laden"Usama bin Laden, the founder of Al Qaeda, is killed by Navy SEALs in Pakistan May 1, 2011.
S6, EP30 "April 30: First President on TV"Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first president to appear on television on April 30, 1939.
S6, EP29 "April 29: U.S. Withdraws From Vietnam"The United States withdraws its forces from Southeast Asia on April 29, 1975.
S6, EP28 "April 28: Happy Birthday, James Monroe"James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, was born on April 28, 1758.
S6, EP27 "April 27: Construction of Freedom Tower"On April 27, 2006, America begins construction on the new World Trade Center in New York City.
S6, EP26 "April 26: Jamestown Colonists"The Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery sail into Chesapeake Bay from England on April 26, 1607.
S6, EP25 "April 25: Hubble Telescope"NASA's Hubble Telescope goes into orbit on April 25, 1990.
S6, EP24 "April 24: Library of Congress"On April 24, 1800, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. opened.
S6, EP23 "April 23: Wrigley Field Opens"One of the most famous sports venues, Wrigley Field, opens its doors in Illinois on April 23, 1914.
S6, EP22 "April 22: 'In God We Trust'"U.S. coin currency displays America's national motto, In God We Trust stemming from the Civil War.
S6, EP21 "April 21: Butch O'Hare Receives Medal of Honor"Lieutenant Butch O'Hare receives the Congressional Medal of Honor on April 21, 1942.
S6, EP20 "April 20: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig kills and injures workers on April 20, 2010.
S6, EP19 "April 19: American Revolution Begins"The American Revolution begins on April 19, 1775 in the villages near Boston, MA.
S6, EP18 "April 18: Paul Revere's Midnight Ride"On April 18, 1775, General Thomas Gage ordered 700 troops to form Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.
S6, EP17 "April 17: Doolittle Raid"On April 17, 1942, the aircraft carrier USS Hornet moved west across the Pacific targeting Tokyo.
S6, EP16 "April 16: Virginia Tech Shooting"The deadliest school shooting to date took place at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.
S6, EP15 "April 15: Sinking of the Titanic"The Titanic sunk after sideswiping an iceberg during its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912.
S6, EP14 "April 14: Abraham Lincoln Assassination"President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.
S6, EP13 "April 13: Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson"Thomas Jefferson, the third United States president, is born April 13, 1743.
S6, EP12 "April 12: Battle of Fort Sumter"The Battle of Fort Sumter occurs on April 12, 1861, beginning a divisive period in America's history.
S6, EP11 "April 11: Apollo 13 Launch"On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 launched from Cape Canaveral carrying three astronauts.
S6, EP10 "April 10: 'The Great Gatsby'"`The Great Gatsby', written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was published on April 10, 1925.
S6, EP9 "April 9: Civil War Ends"Robert E. Lee's starving, exhausted Confederate army led to the end of the Civil War in April 1865.
S6, EP8 "April 8: 'Keep Swinging'"Henry Aaron's approach to baseball and to life is to always keep swinging.
S6, EP7 "April 7: Great Locomotive Chase"On April 7, 1862, two dozen men meet in Tennessee to hatch the Great Locomotive Chase scheme.
S6, EP5 "April 5: Pony Express"On April 5, 1860, two men on horseback crossed the Western frontier resulting in the Pony Express.
S6, EP4 "April 4: Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination"Martin Luther King Jr. was struck by an assassin's bullet on the evening of April 4, 1968.
S6, EP3 "April 3: Marshall Plan"The shattered state of Europe post WWII led to a continent breeding would-be dictators.
S6, EP2 "April 2: Pascua Florida Day"Pascua Florida Day is observed due to Juan Ponce de Leon landing in Florida on April 2, 1513.
S6, EP1 "April 1: Who Invented Baseball?"Contrary to popular belief, Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball in Cooperstown, NY.
S5, EP31 "March 31: John Ford Receives Medal of Freedom"John Ford, who fought for freedom, received the Medal of Freedom on March 31, 1973.
S5, EP30 "March 30: Reagan Assassination Attempt"President Reagan becomes the only president to survive being shot while in office on March 30, 1981.
S5, EP29 "March 29: WWII Food Rationing"On March 29, 1943, Americans were required to ration food to help the U.S. government win WWII.
S5, EP28 "March 28: USS Essex"On March 28, 1800, the Frigate USS Essex is the first U.S. warship to round the Cape of Good Hope.
S5, EP27 "March 27: NCAA March Madness"On March 27, 1939, an eight-team basketball competition begins the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
S5, EP26 "March 26: Salk Announces Polio Vaccine"A doctor announces the successful testing of the polio vaccine on March 26, 1953.
S5, EP25 "March 25: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire"Workers are killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Factory in NYC on March 25, 1911.
S5, EP24 "March 24: Andrew Carnegie"Andrew Carnegie emigrates from Scotland to America in 1848 and works in a cotton mill.
S5, EP23 "March 23: Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!"Patrick Henry gives a fiery argument to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775.
S5, EP22 "March 22: White Sands V-2 Launching Site"The first U.S. rocket to to leave earth's atmosphere launches from White Sands on March 22, 1946.
S5, EP21 "March 21: U.S. Boycotts 1980 Summer Olympics"on March 21, 1980, President Jimmy Carter chose to boycott the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.
S5, EP20 "March 20: First Phase of Iraq War Begins"The U.S. is on a mission to overturn Saddam Hussein,starting phase one of the war on March 20, 2003.
S5, EP19 "March 19: One-millionth Jeep Produced"On March 19, 1952, the one-millionth Jeep was manufactured becoming a vehicle all could drive.
S5, EP18 "March 18: No Taxation Without Representation!"American colonists yelled `no taxation without representation' when required to pay new taxes.
S5, EP17 "March 17: St. Patrick's Day"Saint Patrick becomes a patron saint of Ireland by spreading Christianity through the Emerald Isle.
S5, EP16 "March 16: First American to Visit Mir"On March 16, 1995, astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American to visit Space Station Mir.
S5, EP15 "March 15: American Legion"Theodore Roosevelt Jr. suggests an organization where veterans can stay in touch post war.
S5, EP14 "March 14: 'Ten Most Wanted Fugitives' List"The Federal Bureau of Investigation creates the `Ten Most Wanted Fugitives' list on March 14, 1950.
S5, EP13 "March 13: Discovery of Pluto"Astronomer, Clyde W. Tombaugh,discovers the ninth planet, Pluto, on March 13, 1930.
S5, EP12 "March 12: Girl Scouts of the USA"Juliette Gordon Low holds the first Girl Guides troopmeeting on March 12, 1912.
S5, EP11 "March 11: Tribute in Light"The `Tribute in Light' illuminated the space were the Twin Towers once stood on March 11, 2002.
S5, EP10 "March 10: Alexander Graham Bell"Alexander Graham Bell, born in 1847 in Scotland, had two great passions: helping the deaf and inventing.
S5, EP9 "March 9: Battle of Ironclads"The Battle of Ironclads occurs on March 9, 1862 beginning the age of modern naval warfare.
S5, EP8 "March 8: Reagan's Evil Empire Speech"President Reagan refers to the Soviet Union as an "Evil Empire" in a speech March 8, 1983.
S5, EP7 "March 7: Bloody Sunday"Images of police attacking peaceful civil rights demonstrators are televised on March 7, 1965.
S5, EP6 "March 6: Battle of the Alamo"A Mexican army overwhelmed American defenders in the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
S5, EP5 "March 5: Boston Massacre"The Boston Massacre occurs on March 5, 1770 when the colonists are angered about imposed taxes.
S5, EP4 "March 4: Lincoln Gives Second Inaugural Address"Abraham Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol on Mar. 4, 1865.
S5, EP3 "March 3: Steve Fossett Circles the Globe"On Mar. 3, 2005, Steve Fosset is the first person to fly a fixed-wing aircraft around the world.
S5, EP2 "March 2: Lucky Lady II's non-stop flight around the world"on March 2, 1949, the Lucky Lady II, completes the first nonstop flight around the world.
S5, EP1 "March 1: Yellowstone National Park"Yellowstone, the world's first national park is created by the United States on March 1, 1872.
S4, EP28 "February 28: The Heroism of John Levitow"On Feb. 28, 1969, Airman John Levitow is wounded in a hospital due to his courage in South Vietnam.
S4, EP27 "February 27: The Meaning Behind the Gadsden Flag"The newly established Continental Navy sets out to sea on its first operation on Feb. 27, 1776.
S4, EP25 "February 25: The Story Behind "Old Glory""A sea captain from Massachusetts, William Driver, calls the U.S. flag "Old Glory."
S4, EP24 "February 24: Impeachment of Andrew Johnson"The Impeachment of the President of the United States, Andrew Johnson, occurs on Feb. 24, 1868.
S4, EP23 "February 23: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima"U.S. Marines raise the American Flag on top of Mount Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945.
S4, EP22 "February 22: Happy Birthday George Washington"President George Washington, who helped shape the nation, was born on Feb. 22, 1732.
S4, EP21 "February 21: Nixon Visits China"America's foreign policy marked as a major milestone on Feb.21, 1972.
S4, EP20 "February 20: First US Astronaut to Orbit Earth"John Glenn's Atlas rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral on Feb. 20, 1962.
S4, EP19 "February 19: Internment of Japanese Americans"Franklin Delano Roosevelt's executive order for the internment of Japanese Americans on February 19, 1942.
S4, EP18 "February 18: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Published"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published on Feb. 18, 1885.
S4, EP17 "February 17: Thomas Jefferson Becomes President"U.S. House of Representatives chooses Thomas Jefferson as the third U.S. president on Feb. 17, 1801.
S4, EP16 "February 16: The Burning of USS Philadelphia"Lieutenant Stephen Decatur leads the naval raid into Tripoli Harbor on Feb. 16, 1804.
S4, EP15 "February 15: Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony"On Feb. 15, 1820, Susan B. Anthony is born in a world where women were considered inferior to men.
S4, EP14 "February 14: Rose Becomes National Flower of US"On Valentine's Day 1986, Congress and President Reagan proclaim the rose the U.S. national flower.
S4, EP13 "February 13: Lincoln Memorial"The Lincoln Memorial is one of the nation's most publicized and beloved monuments.
S4, EP12 "February 12: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln"Abraham Lincoln is born in a log cabin in Kentucky Feb. 12, 1809.
S4, EP11 "February 11: Death Valley National Park"President Herbert Hoover designates Death Valley as a National Monument Feb. 11, 1933.
S4, EP10 "February 10: How the Teddy Bear Got Its Name"President Teddy Roosevelt inspires the popularity and name of teddy bears.
S4, EP9 "February 9: Birth of McCarthyism"Senator McCarthy claims he has a list of Communists who infiltrated the U.S. State Department.
S4, EP8 "February 8: Boy Scouts of America Founded"The Boy Scouts of America is founded in Washington, D.C. on Feb 8, 1910.
S4, EP7 "February 7: Happy Birthday, Laura Elizabeth Ingalls"Laura Ingalls Wilder is born in the "Big Woods" of western Wisconsin on Feb. 7, 1867.
S4, EP6 "February 6: Union Captures Fort Hood"The Union captures Fort Hood, winning its first major victory in the Civil War on Feb. 6, 1862.
S4, EP5 "February 5: Battle Hymn of the Republic"Julia Ward Howe creates the `Battle Hymn of the Republic' on Feb. 5, 1862.
S4, EP4 "February 4: 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placed"The first Winter Olympics in the United States opens in Lake Placid, NY on Feb. 4, 1932.
S4, EP3 "February 3: Four Chaplains Day"The U.S. Army troopship Dorchester journeyed through "torpedo alley" on Feb. 3, 1943.
S4, EP2 "February 2: Groundhog Day"Feb. 2nd is Groundhog Day, a holiday which has roots in customs brought to America by immigrants.
S3, EP31 "January 31: FDR Put on the Dime"U.S. dimes carried the image of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt since January 1946.
S3, EP30 "January 30: Happy Birthday, FDR"Franklin Roosevelt is born in Jan. 30, 1882 and later ambitiously enters politics despite obstacles.
S3, EP29 "January 29: MLB Hall of Fame"U.S. Baseball inducts their first five members into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 29, 1936.
S3, EP28 "January 28: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster"On Jan. 28, 1986, disaster struck America's space program after the Challenger launched.
S3, EP27 "January 27: Edison Receives Patent for Light Bulb"Thomas Edison receives a patent for his electric incandescent lamp on Jan. 27, 1880.
S3, EP26 "January 26: Audie Murphy wounded in battle"American Lieutenant Audie Murphy is wounded in battle during WWII on Jan. 26, 1945.
S3, EP25 "January 25: Alexander Graham Bell Makes First Telephone Call"Alexander Graham Bell discovers transcontinental telephone service on Jan. 25, 1915.
S3, EP24 "January 24: California Gold Rush"James Marshall discovered gold in Northern California on Jan. 24, 1848, sparking the gold rush.
S3, EP23 "January 23: America's First Woman Doctor"Elizabeth Blackwell is the first woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree on Jan. 23, 1849.
S3, EP22 "January 22: Abigail Adams Pens Letter to John Adams"John Adam's wife, who wrote many letters to him, wrote a letter to her husband on Jan. 22, 1797.
S3, EP21 "January 21: Reagan Sworn in for Second Term"Ronald Reagan's inaugural ceremony for his second term is held in the Capitol Rotunda.
S3, EP20 "January 20: Inauguration Day"After presidential election, the nation holds an inauguration to install the President on Jan. 20th.
S3, EP19 "January 19: Birth of Robert E. Lee"Robert E. Lee was born at his family home in Stratford, VA on Jan. 19, 1807.
S3, EP18 "January 18: White Sands National Monument"President Herbert Hoover established the White Sands National Monument on Jan. 18, 1933.
S3, EP17 "January 17: Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin"Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was born on Jan. 17, 1706.
S3, EP16 "January 16: The Pentagon and WWII"U.S. military began to manage WWII war effort from the Pentagon out of Arlington, VA in Jan. 1943.
S3, EP15 "January 15: Super Bowl I"The beginning of the great American tradition, the Super Bowl, began on Jan. 15, 1967.
S3, EP14 "January 14: First US President to Fly on Plane"Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. President to fly on an airplane on Jan. 14, 1943.
S3, EP13 "January 13: British Capture Philadelphia"In the winter of 1777-79, the British captured Philadelphia and settled there for the season.
S3, EP12 "January 12: Happy Birthday, John Hancock"John Hancock, a rich Boston merchant, was born on Jan. 12, 1737.
S3, EP11 "January 11: Happy Birthday, Alexander Hamilton"Alexander Hamilton, a key leader in the foundation of U.S. financial systems, is born on Jan. 11th.
S3, EP10 "January 10: Iraq War Surge"George Bush addresses the nation in an attempt to bring safety to the Iraqi people on Jan. 10, 2007.
S3, EP9 "January 9: The South Fires Upon the Star of the West"The `Star of the West' merchant ship was fired upon in Charleston Harbor Jan. 9, 1861.
S3, EP8 "January 8: Andrew Jackson Wins the Battle of New Orleans"Andrew Jackson and his band of men beat the British in the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1815.
S3, EP7 "January 7: First U.S. Presidential Election"On Jan. 7, 1789, Americans head to the voting booths for the first U.S. Presidential election.
S3, EP6 "January 6: Pacific Clipper"The Pacific Clipper becomes the first commercial plane to circumnavigate the world on Jan. 6, 1942.
S3, EP5 "January 5: Ellis Island Opens"The new U.S. immigration station opened on Ellis Island in New York Harbor on Jan. 5, 1892.
S3, EP4 "January 4: Spirit Lands on Mars"Spirit, a robotic rover created as part of NASA's exploration program, lands on Mars Jan. 4, 2004.
S3, EP3 "January 3: Construction Begins on Brooklyn Bridge"Construction on a famous world structure, the Brooklyn Bridge, begins on Jan. 3, 1870.
S3, EP2 "January 2: Reagan Becomes Governor"President Ronald Reagan becomes the 33rd Governor of California on Jan. 2, 1967.
S3, EP1 "January 1: Lincoln Signs Emancipation Proclamation"Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of slaves Jan. 1, 1863.
S2, EP31 "December 31: Times Square Ball Drop"On Dec. 31, 1907, a giant ball drops in Times Square to ring in the American New Year celebration.
S2, EP30 "December 30: USS Monitor Sinks"The ironclad USS Monitor sinks in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC on Dec. 30, 1862.
S2, EP29 "December 29: Arsenal of Democracy"On Dec. 29, 1940, Franklin Roosevelt calls on the U.S. to become the `great arsenal of democracy.'
S2, EP28 "December 28: Pledge of Allegiance Recognized"On Dec. 28, 1945, Congress recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance as the national pledge.
S2, EP27 "December 27: Radio City Music Hall Opens"On Dec. 27, 1932, Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City.
S2, EP26 "December 26: Battle of Trenton"The Battle of Trenton occurred on Dec. 26, 1776, marking a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
S2, EP25 "December 25: Truman Sends Christmas Greetings"President Harry Truman sends Christmas greetings to the nation by radio on Dec. 25, 1949.
S2, EP24 "December 24: Siege of Bastogne"On Dec. 24, 1944, the Siege of Bastogne occurred when American troops fended off Nazi soldiers.
S2, EP23 "December 23: WTC North Tower Complete"The World Trade Center North Tower is complete on Dec. 23, 1970, after decades of work.
S2, EP22 "December 22: Churchill Arrives in D.C."Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill have wartime meetings in Washington, D.C.
S2, EP21 "December 21: Pilgrims Settle in Plymouth"After long journey from the English Channel, the pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock on Dec. 21, 1620.
S2, EP20 "December 20: Jamestown Settlers Set Sail From England"On Dec. 20, 1606, Jamestown settlers made the fateful voyage from England to Virginia.
S2, EP19 "December 19: Clinton Impeached"President Bill Clinton is impeached on television for American's to see on Dec. 19, 1998.
S2, EP18 "December 18: 13th Amendment Adopted"Slaves across the U.S. are granted freedom as the 13th Amendment is adopted on Dec. 18, 1865.
S2, EP17 "December 17: Wright Brothers Take Flight"Wright Brothers make the world's first successful motor-powered airplane flight on Dec. 17, 1903.
S2, EP16 "December 16: Boston Tea Party Protest"A group of Massachusetts colonists staged the Boston Tea Party on Dec. 16. 1773.
S2, EP15 "December 15: The Bill of Rights is Ratified"The Bill of Rights, which in many ways defines American principles, is ratified on Dec. 15, 1791.
S2, EP14 "December 14: George Washington Passes Away"The first president of the United States, George Washington, passes away at his home in Virginia on Dec. 14, 1799.
S2, EP13 "December 13: Saddam Hussein Captured"Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, is captured by U.S. forces on Dec. 13, 2003.
S2, EP12 "December 12: Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Decision"The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore on Dec. 12, 2000.
S2, EP11 "December 11: Germany and Italy declare war on U.S."Germany and Italy declare war on the United States during World War II.
S2, EP10 "December 10: The Official March of the U.S. is Named"`Stars and Stripes Forever' becomes the official national march of the U.S. on December 10, 1987.
S2, EP9 "December 9: First Heisman Trophy Awarded"College football star, Jay Berwanger, is awarded the first Heisman Trophy on Dec. 9, 1935.
S2, EP8 "December 8: Day of Infamy Address"Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers one of the most famous speeches, the "Day of Infamy" Address.
S2, EP7 "December 7: Pearl Harbor Attack"Japanese warplanes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
S2, EP6 "December 6: Washington Monument Completed"The Washington Monument is completed on Dec. 6, 1884, changing the Washington, D.C. skyline forever.
S2, EP5 "December 5: Prohibition Ends"Americans raise their glasses and cheer as the end of prohibition takes place on Dec. 5, 1933.
S2, EP4 "December 4: George Washington Bids Officers Farewell"Gen. George Washington says farewell to his officers at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War.
S2, EP3 "December 3: Andrew Jackson Elected"Andrew Jackson is elected president Dec. 3, 1828.
S2, EP2 "December 2: Model A Unveiled"After 18 years of Model T production, Ford Motor Co. unveils the new Model A on Dec. 2, 1927.
S2, EP1 "December 1: Rosa Parks Arrested"Rosa Parks is arrested Dec. 1, 1955, when she refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a bus.
S1, EP4 "November 30: Mark Twain is Born"Mark Twain was born on Nov. 30, 1835 in the town of Florida, MO.
S1, EP3 "November 29: Army-Navy Football Rivalry"The Army-Navy football game, the greatest rivalry in American sports, took place on Nov. 29, 1890.
S1, EP2 "November 28: A New Bomber, the B-24"On Nov. 28, 1942, the Ford Motor Co. turned out its first production bomber, a B-24 Liberator.
S1, EP1 "November 27: Gerald Ford Confirmed as VP"The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President.
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