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In 2013, two bombs made from pressure cookers exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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The “Black Sunday” dust storm descended upon the central Plains, turning a sunny afternoon into total darkness, and more events that happened …

Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst, and more events that happened on this …

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the Fair Housing Act, and more events that happened o…

The British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage, and more events that happened on this day in…

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Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, and more events …

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The United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery, and more events that happened on this d…

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In 1966, the U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea, and more events that happened on t…

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In 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine near Charleston, West Virginia, killed 29 workers, and more events that happened on this da…

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and mo…

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