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Impact of the Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later

Oklahoma City bombing

On a Wednesday morning 20 years ago on April 19, 1995, the hatred of a domestic extremist shocked the nation and changed the way many of us lived our lives.
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Riding the Pony Express

Pony Express

From April 1860 until October 1861, the Pony Express provided a quick and efficient way to deliver information day and night.  Nearly 200 men traveled the route from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento, Calif., to deliver mail and newspapers on horseback.
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Journalism’s Pranks and Hoaxes

lunar animals

Journalists worldwide seem unable to contain the urge to create fake news on April Fools’ Day.
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Washington Monument Completed

Washington Monument Completed

On Dec. 6, 1884, after 36 years of delays and interruptions caused by politics, a lack of funds and the Civil War, the Washington Monument in the nation’s capital was finally completed.
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225 Years of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving proclamation

In his first year as the first president of the United States, George Washington designated Nov. 25, 1789, “a Day of public Thanksgiving and Prayer.”
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Around the World With Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly

On Nov. 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, one of the world’s first female reporters and the New York World’s intrepid “stunt girl,” embarked on an ambitious mission to circle the globe in less time than Phileas Fogg, the hero of Jules Verne’s novel “Around the World in Eighty Days.” It was her latest attempt to dazzle readers and keep Joseph Pulitzer’s No. 1 daily on top of the newspaper world.
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