Pope John Paul II Dies

On this day in 2005, John Paul II, history’s most well-traveled pope and the first non-Italian to hold the position […]

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Gonzales Becomes First Hispanic U.S. Attorney General

On February 3, 2005, Alberto Gonzales won Senate confirmation as the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general despite protests over his […]

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World War II Monument Opens In Washington, D.C.

On April 29, 2004, the National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., to thousands of visitors, providing overdue […]

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Jessica Lynch Gets Hero’s Welcome

On this day in 2003, U.S. Army Private Jessica Lynch, a prisoner-of-war who was rescued from an Iraqi hospital, receives […]

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The Euro Debuts

On this day in 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne’s reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with […]

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