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(FILE PHOTO) Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes
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Where Were You 28 Years Ago Today?

There are only a few events that happen in a person's life where they always remember what they were doing and where they were when they happened.

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This Day in History for May 2 – Osama bin Laden is Killed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1939 – Lou Gehrig establishes a major-league baseball record by playing his 2,130th consecutive game (More info)

1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin during World War Two (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for April 30 – Hitler Commits Suicide and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1803 – France sells the Louisiana territory and adjoining lands to the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase (More info)

1939 – Commercial television makes its official US debut, broadcasting from the Empire State Building at the New York World’s Fair (More info)

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Soviet Authorities
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This Day in History for April 26 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln (More info)

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established (More info)

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Marc Piscotty, Getty Images
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This Day in History for April 20 – Columbine Massacre and More

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1861 – Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the US Army in order to command the forces of Virginia (More info)

1902 – Pierre and Marie Curie isolate radium (More info)

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katescars, Flickr
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This Day in History for April 17 – Ford Mustang Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells the ‘Canterbury Tales’ for the first time at the court of Richard II (More info)

1961 – A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro (More info)

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NASA
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This Day in History for April 16 – Cronkite Becomes Anchor and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1943 – The hallucinogenic effects of LSD are discovered (More info)

1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News,’ going on to become “the most trusted man in America” (More info)

1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” while incarcerated there for protesting against segregation (More info)

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Keystone, Getty Images
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This Day in History for April 11 – Idi Amin Deposed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1814 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates his throne and is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba (More info)

1945 – American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany (More info)

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Paul McErlane, Getty Images
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This Day in History for April 2 – Pope John Paul II Dies and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida (More info)

1917 – President Woodrow Wilson asks the US Congress for a declaration of war on Germany (More info)

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Terry Fincher, Getty Images
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This Day in History for March 29 – US Troops Leave Vietnam and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1867 – The North America Act is passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada (More info)

1929 – Herbert Hoover becomes the first president to have a telephone installed in the Oval Office (More info)

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This Day in History for March 23 – Mussolini Founds Facist Movement and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – Patrick Henry opposes British policy by declaring, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” (More info)

1839 – The initials “O.K.” are first published in the Boston Morning Post (More info)

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William Lovelace, Getty Images
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This Day in History for March 21 – Selma Civil Rights March and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1804 – Napoleonic Code is approved in France, giving the country its first post-revolutionary set of laws concerning property, colonial affairs, the family, and individual rights (More info)

1963 – Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners (More info)

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