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The Great San Francisco Earthquake

At 5:13 a.m. on April 18th, 1906, an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California, killing hundreds of people as it topples numerous buildings. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275 miles long, and shock waves could be felt from southern Oregon down to Los Angeles.

#SanFrancisco #California #history

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Eiffel Tower opens on this day in 1889

"The Eiffel Tower remained the world’s tallest man-made structure until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930. Incredibly, the Eiffel Tower was almost demolished when the International Exposition’s 20-year lease on the land expired in 1909, but its value as an antenna for radio transmission saved it. It remains largely unchanged today and is one of the world’s premier tourist attractions."

#EiffelTower #Paris #France

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St. Patrick dies in 461

Only seems fitting for today... On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop, and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland.

#StPatrick #StPatricksDay #StPaddysDay

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Equal voting rights in the U.S.

"Using the phrase 'we shall overcome,' borrowed from African-American leaders struggling for equal rights, Johnson declared that 'every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.' Johnson reminded the nation that the Fifteenth Amendment, which was passed after the Civil War, gave all citizens the right to vote regardless of race or color. But states had defied the Constitution and erected barriers. Discrimination had taken the form of literacy, knowledge or character tests administered solely to African-Americans to keep them from registering to vote."

#Johnson #EqualRights #VotingRights #1965

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Albert Einstein born on this day in 1879

You're probably aware that it's Pi Day today, but coincidentally it's also Albert Einstein's birthday! Einstein was a German-born physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, among other feats. He is considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century.

#PiDay #Pi #Einstein #AlbertEinstein

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Large numbers of women were involved in the war effort during World War I, volunteering, working as nurses or support, or working in traditionally male jobs back home. But women were also making strides in 1917, assuming government roles (the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress), marching for the right to vote, even risking jail to teach others about safe birth control methods.
Women At Work in 1917. Original caption: "Women are shown preparing to deliver various government packages. They are members of the National League for Women' Service, which is proving of great assistance to Uncle Sam in carrying on the Great War. Women are employed as drivers, ambulance drivers, messengers, etc. Captain A.B. Bayle is shown cranking the car, prior to making her rounds in New York." (Library of Congress / Bettmann / Getty)

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Meet Detective X, the Founder of Modern Forensics

Wilmer Souder was a former employee of the agency, then known as the National Bureau of Standards, who helped establish the first FBI crime lab eight decades ago.

#Souder #FBI #CrimeLab

h/t +Jennifer Ouellette

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On this day in history...

Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone! Wonder what his thoughts on smartphones would be?

#telephone #AlexanderGrahamBell #March7 #1876

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A fun and interesting read... definitely a good one to start off my new History collection!

#Nazis #mobsters #MeyerLansky
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