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PHOTOS: Ellis Island, the gateway to America, closes on Nov. 12, 1954

On this day in 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel […]


PHOTOS: The Berlin Wall

November 9th, 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall came down. Built with barbed wire and concrete in August of 1961 by the Communist East, The Berlin Wall, stretching for about 30 miles, was a Cold War symbol which separated East and West Berlin, preventing people from leaving East Germany.


PHOTOS: The Loma Prieta Earthquake – Oct. 17, 1989

On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area. The 6.9 earthquake, centered in the Santa Cruz Mountains, took the lives of 63 Bay Area residents and injured more than 3,700 others. Forty-two of the quake’s victims died in the collapse of the double-deck Cypress St. viaduct of Interstate Highway […]


PHOTOS: Hurricane Hugo struck 25 years ago September 21-22, 1989

Hugo made landfall just north of Charleston, SC at Sullivan’s Island around midnight September 22, 1989 as a Category 4 storm with estimated maximum sustained winds of 135-140 mph.


Photos: Remembering the 1999 Jewish Community Center shootings in Granada Hills

Sunday, August 10, is the 15th anniversary of the shooting at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills. The anti-Semitic attack left 5 injured, and later a postal worker was murdered. The shooting sparked the formation of the Million Mom March and subsequent rally in DC in 2000 with over 750,000 people demanding […]


PHOTOS: 100 years since Great Britain declares war on Germany

Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain’s declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is […]


PHOTOS: President Richard Nixon resigns in wake of Watergate scandal, August 8, 1974

On August 8, 1974, President Richard M. Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal. He was the first president in American history to resign. In a televised address, Nixon, flanked by his family, announced to the American public that he would step down rather than endure a Senate impeachment trial for obstruction of […]


PHOTOS: WWI Centennial, July 28, 2014

A hundred years ago, on July 18th, 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, marking the the start of the First World War.


PHOTOS: Apollo 11 mission and the first human moonwalk, 45 years later

Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. and Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface. The trio was launched to the moon by a Saturn V launch vehicle at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969. They departed the moon July 21, 1969. For the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin […]


PHOTOS: Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid activist, dies at 90

Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid’s dehumanization of blacks, she was also a determined political activist in the struggle to end white minority rule in her country. Gordimer, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991 […]


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