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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)
1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)
1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)
1972 …
Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World Is Shutting Down [VIDEO]
Amid allegations of widespread phone hacking, the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World is shutting down after 168 years of operation.
The weekly British tabloid, called the largest English-language newspaper in the world, is accused of illegally accessing the cell phone messages of up to 4,000 vic…
This Day in History for July 7 – US Annexes Hawaii and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1863 – The US begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300 (More info)
1898 – President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United Stat…
This Day in History for July 6 – Lennon Meets McCartney and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England (More info)
1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States (More info)

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