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Daily Almanac for Saturday, December 11, 2021; Day 345 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed “Joltin’ Joe“, “The Yankee Clipper” and “Joe D.” was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born to Sicilian Italian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one […]

Daily Almanac for Friday, December 10, 2021; Day 344 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Ralph Johnson Bunche (/bʌntʃ/; August 7, 1903 – December 9, 1971) was an American political scientist, diplomat, and leading actor in the mid-20th-century decolonization process and US civil rights movement, who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. Among black Nobel laureates he is the first African […]

Daily Almanac for Thursday, December 9, 2021; Day 343 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS John Jacob “Jay” Berwanger (March 19, 1914 – June 26, 2002) was an American college football player and referee. He was the first winner of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy in 1935 (the following year the award was renamed the Heisman Trophy); the trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s most […]

Daily Almanac for Wednesday, December 8, 2021; Day 342 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a socialist state that spanned Eurasia during its existence from 1922 to 1991. It was nominally a federal union of multiple national republics; in practice its government and economy were highly centralized until its final years. The country was a one-party state (prior to 1990) governed by the Communist Party of […]

Daily Almanac for Sunday, November 5, 2021; Day 339 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The Montgomery bus boycott was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. It was a foundational event in the civil rights movement in the United States. The campaign lasted from December 5, 1955—the Monday after Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested […]

Daily Almanac for Friday, December 3, 2021; Day 337 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Illinois (/ˌɪləˈnɔɪ/ (listen) IL-ə-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Of the fifty U.S. states, it has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area. Chicago is the state’s largest city and the fifth largest city in North America, with the capital in Springfield, […]

Daily Almanac for Sunday, November 28, 2021; Day 332 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly American country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio “barn dance” on WSM. Currently owned and operated by Opry Entertainment (a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.), it is the longest-running radio […]

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