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Nikole Hannah-Jones understands power. How it is nurtured, how it protects itself and most importantly, how not to give it away. Unfortunately, lessons about power are rarely pleasurable. There is a cost. It can hurt. Burn. Sometimes scar. One reason Hannah-Jones understands power so well is because she has had her fair share of public run-ins with it from the moment "The 1619 Project" series ...

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Andrew Roberts draws on a newly released cache of documents to provide a detailed biography of King George III that presents him in a whole new light. "The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III" by Andrew Roberts; Penguin Random House (560 pages, $40) ——— In "Common Sense," a literary bombshell that went through 25 printings in 1776 alone, Thomas Paine blasted King George ...

In 2006, Democrats embraced Nancy Pelosi as the first female House speaker in history, and more events that happened on this day in history.

In 1969, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington against the Vietnam War, and more events that happene…

In 1910, Eugene B. Ely became the first aviator to take off from a ship as his Curtiss pusher rolled off a sloping platform on the deck of the…

In 2019, the House Intelligence Committee opened impeachment hearings on efforts by Donald Trump and others to pressure Ukraine to investigate…

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In 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and several other World War II Japanese leaders were sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal,…

In 1987, following the failure of two Supreme Court nominations, President Ronald Reagan announced his choice of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, who…

In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., and more events that happened on t…

Over 15 years, “The Real Housewives” reality franchise has become Bravo’s most expansive accomplishment, spawning 11 series stateside and at least 15 around the world. It shows no signs of dying with Bravo recently announcing its latest: “The Real Housewives of Dubai.” It seemed like a no-brainer to turn classic scenes of artificial leg throwing, wig pulling and table tossing into an oral ...

In 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom or deliberate persecu…

In 2016, Republican Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in an astonishing victory for a cele…

In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey, and more events tha…

In 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln of the Republican Party was elected President of the United States, and more events that …

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In 2006, Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced by the Iraqi High Tribunal to hang for crimes against humanity, and more events that happe…

In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants, and more events that h…

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In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair came to light as Ash-Shiraa, a pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran,…

A remarkable and important memoir of one of China's most prominent social activists. "1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir" by Ai Weiwei, translated from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr; Crown (373 pages, $32) ——— This memoir is a remarkable book — and an important one.In vivid and direct prose (with excellent assistance from translator Allan H. Barr) and frequent line drawings, Ai Weiwei, ...

In 2000, American astronaut Bill Shepherd and two Russian cosmonauts, Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev, became the first residents of the int…

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