Today in History February 6th

1812 Earthquake causes Mississippi River to flow backwards The last of four massive earthquakes that began the previous December strikes in what will be the state of Missouri with a force strong enough to spawn a fluvial tsunami, causing the mighty Mississippi River to run backwards for many hours.   1935 Beloved board game Monopoly debuts Parker Brothers begins selling […]

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This Day in History December 20th

1946 ‘It’s a Wonderful Liife Premiers Frank Capra’s film starring James Stewart and Donna Reed debuts at New York’s Globe Theatre. Though not a critical or box office hit right away, it will become a holiday classic, showing in theaters and on TV for decades to come. 1957 Rock ‘n’ roll star Elvis Presley receives draft notice The 22-year-old refuses […]

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