Today in History for August 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born. (Aug. 14)

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Today in History for August 10th

Highlights of this day in history: ‘Son of Sam’ killer David Berkowitz caught near New York City; Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murdered by Charles Manson’s cult; FDR stricken with polio; The Smithsonian Institution established. (Aug. 10)

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Today in History for February 5th

(5 Feb 2019) Highlights of this day in history: FDR plans to ‘pack’ the Supreme Court; Byron de la Beckwith convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers; The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres; William S. Burroughs and Hank Aaron born. (Feb. 5)

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Today in History for November 5th

(5 Nov 2018) Highlights of this day in history: FDR wins unprecedented third term in the White House; Richard Nixon elected President; Former President Reagan says he has Alzheimer’s; George Foreman sets boxing record; Pianist Vladimir Horowitz dies. (Nov. 5)

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Today in History for August 14th

(14 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born. (Aug. 14)

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Today in History for August 10th

(10 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: ‘Son of Sam’ killer David Berkowitz caught near New York City; Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murdered by Charles Manson’s cult; FDR stricken with polio; The Smithsonian Institution established. (Aug. 10)

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Today in History for February 5th

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Highlights of this day in history: FDR plans to ‘pack’ the Supreme Court; Byron de la Beckwith convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers; The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres; William S. Burroughs and Hank Aaron born. (Feb. 5)

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We recently came across a Snapple “real fact” that said US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was related to five US presidents by blood and six by marriage. We reached out to the FDR Presidential Library to see if this “real fact” was true.

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