This Day in History: June 9

American politician Joseph McCarthy, Republican senator from Wisconsin, testifies against the US Army during the Army-McCarthy hearings, Washington, DC, June 9, 1954. McCarthy stands before a map which charts Communist activity in the United States. On this day, June 9 … 1954: During the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, Army Special Counsel Joseph N. Welch berates Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., asking: “Have

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History Colorado releases Denver Ku Klux Klan ledgers — The Know

For most of its 144-year statehood, Colorado has been a hotbed of institutional discrimination and racism that privileges white culture over all others. That’s the case in most states, unfortunately, but forward-thinking historians have been working to shed light on that in recent years. Exhibit A: History Colorado’s digitized Ku Klux Klan ledgers, which debuted online this week at historycolorado.org/kkkledgers.

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Headmaster makes history by coming out as gay to students in assembly

Moment headmaster, 41, of £18,000-a-year London private school comes out as ‘happily gay and in a same-sex relationship’ to pupils and staff in online assembly Headteacher Nicholas Hewlett held talk for St Dunstan’s College’s LGBTQ week He told pupils at Catford school he is ‘happily gay and in same sex relationship’   It is thought to be first coming out by

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This Day in History: Jan. 9

Sources: Blagojevich almost released from prison Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp on the president considering commuting Blagojevich’s sentence. On this day, Jan. 9 … 2009: The Illinois House votes 114-1 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of soliciting bribes for political appointments, including Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat after Obama was elected president. (The Illinois

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This Day in History: Nov. 25

Whatever happened to Elian Gonzalez? The Cuban boy’s rescue sparked a political firestorm; Steve Harrigan takes a look back for ‘Special Report.’ On this day, Nov. 25 … 1999: Elian Gonzalez, a 5-year-old Cuban boy, is rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida, setting off an international custody battle. Also on this day: 1783: The

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This Day in History: Nov. 3

On this day, Nov. 3 … 1992: Democrat Bill Clinton is elected the 42nd president of the United States, defeating President George H.W. Bush. Also on this day: 1839: The first Opium War between China and Britain breaks out. 1911: The Chevrolet Motor Car Co. is founded in Detroit by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant. (The company would be acquired by

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This Day in History: Sept. 24

On this day, Sept. 24 … 2019: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announces the formalization of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, saying "the president must be held accountable" for his "betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and the betrayal of the integrity of our elections." Also on this day: 1789: President George Washington signs a

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