On This Day (November 23rd)

On this day in 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated by sniper’s bullets at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade at Dealey Plaza.… Read More On This Day (November 23rd)

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On This Day (November 21st)

On this day in 1980, TV overtakes reality as more than 83 million Americans tune in to “Dallas” to finally find out who shot J.R. The November 21 episode solved the mystery, identifying Kristin Shepard, J.R.’s wife’s sister and his former mistress, as the culprit.… Read More On This Day (November 21st)

Lincoln Consigns the Nation’s Future at Gettysburg by Bill Urich

On this day in 1863, a Thursday afternoon, President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union’s watershed victory there. Just 272 words and running at around 2 minutes in length, the speech is held by many to be… Read More Lincoln Consigns the Nation’s Future at Gettysburg by Bill Urich

Pizarro and Atahualpa’s Conversion by Bill Urich

On this day in 1532, Spanish explorer, conquistador and creep Francisco Pizarro springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men against several thousand, Pizarro appeals to Atahualpa’s vanity, lures the Incan icon to a feast fit for the king and opens fire on the unarmed Incas. Pizarro’s men massacre nearly… Read More Pizarro and Atahualpa’s Conversion by Bill Urich