December 2, 1823: A President Makes His Legacy

On December 2, 1823, President James Monroe established his defining legacy. Delivering a message to Congress, the fifth president of the United States announced a foreign policy that would make America the predominant actor in the Western Hemisphere. The Monroe Doctrine was born.  At…

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November 23, 1936: The Devil Gets His Due

Born in 1911 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, Robert Johnson was so good at playing the blues that some believed he made a deal with the Devil. His life was shrouded in mystery and folklore, contributing to the enigmatic aura surrounding him. Johnson is widely regarded…

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