This Day in History: April 2

 An FBI mug shot of mafia Don John Gotti, released on December 11, 1990 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) On this day April 2 … 1992: Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering in New York City; he would be sentenced to life in prison. Also on this day: […]

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This Day in History: March 24

This Day in History: March 24 Take a look at all of the important historical events that took place on March 24. On this day, March 24 … 2018: Spurred by a call to action from student survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rally against […]

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This Day in History: Feb. 5

SHEBERGHAN, AFG – DECEMBER 2: The American Taliban soldier John Walker-Lindh is treated at an Army hospital on December 2, 2001 in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. In a deal with prosecutors Lindh pleaded guilty on July 15, 2002 to two felonies: providing services to the Taliban and for carrying explosives during the commitment of a felony. Lindh is expected to serve 20 […]

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This Day in History: Jan. 5

(AP Photo) On this day, Jan. 5 … 1983: President Ronald Reagan announces he is nominating Elizabeth Dole to succeed Drew Lewis as secretary of transportation; Dole would become the first woman to head a Cabinet department in Reagan’s administration and the first to head the Department of Transportation. Also on this day:  1066: Edward the Confessor, King of England, dies after a […]

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This Day in History: Nov. 11

President Warren G. Harding places a wreath on the casket of an unknown soldier from World War I in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Nov. 11, 1921 in Washington. (AP Photo) On this day, Nov. 11 … 1921: The remains of an unidentified American service member are interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery […]

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History says this is no time for Islanders panic

The line was dominant and dazzling, the Anders Lee-Mat Barzal-Jordan Eberle combination owning staggering peripherals. At five-on-five, the unit built a 32-11 advantage in attempts, a 22-5 edge in unblocked attempts, a 15-5 edge in shots, a 91.49 xGF and a 17-3 advantage in scoring chances, per Naturalstattrick.com. Lee scored on the power play with an assist from Barzal, who, […]

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‘Lincoln’ & ‘Theodore Roosevelt’ Miniseries Lead History Slate As A+E Networks Expands Relationship With Leonardo DiCaprio & Doris Kearns Goodwin

History is doubling down on Presidential programming with two new miniseries centered on Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Lincoln (working title) and Theodore Roosevelt (working title) are both exec produced by Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, while Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions company are involved in the latter. Lincoln is a three-part series, featuring two-hour episodes, that will […]

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Vikings Final Season Gets Premiere Date and Trailer — Creator Promises a 'Proper and Definitive Ending'

RELATED STORIES Vikings' Alexander Ludwig to Join Stephen Amell in Starz's Heels Cable TV Renewal Scorecard: What's Returning? What's Cancelled? The beginning of Vikings‘ end will arrive in December. History has announced that the sixth and final season of its first scripted series will have a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9/8c. Eight more episodes will follow, airing […]

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Simone Biles makes history with beam dismount

Simone Biles is the GOAT. There, I said it. On Friday, the 22-year-old gymnast made history as the first person to ever attempt, and land, a double-double dismount from the beam. The history-making moment took place at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo., where Biles is chasing her sixth national title. UNREAL. Fans were impressed by her performance […]

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A history of New York’s larger-than-life felines

The history of New York is filled with inspirational figures, eccentric characters and unexpected heroes. But some are in danger of being forgotten, ones whose names rarely get mentioned in the history books. Like, for instance, the cats. No, seriously. New York has had some famous (if now obscure) cats. Like Jerry Fox, a tiger cat who patrolled Brooklyn between […]

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