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Today’s historical headline: Hundreds of lives are lost on the torpedoed Lusitania The British ship was suck by a German u-boat, and it was one of the contributing factors to the US’ joining the war on the side of the Allies.

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Nelson Mandela Freed In 1990 the South African government released Nelson Mandela from Victor Verster Prison in Paarl, South Africa after more than 28 years of incarceration including more than 20 years in South Africa's most notorious prison, Robben Island. Here is the speech he gave in Cape Town, South Africa on February 11, the day of his release.

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Every morning, more than 800 newspapers from around the world electronically submit their front pages to the Newseum to be part of Today’s Front Pages online exhibit.

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Washington, Aug. 6 -- The White House and War Department announced today that an atomic bomb, possessing more power than 20,000 tons of TNT, a destructive force equal to the load of 2,000 B-29's and more than 2,000 times the blast power of what previously was the world's most devastating bomb, had been dropped on Japan. http://foundersacademy.net

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