June 25, 1950: War Begins In Korea

On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel in a coordinated and well-planned assault, sparking the Korean War. The invasion was a surprise, catching South Korean and American forces off guard. Within hours, the North Korean People’s Army (KPA) overwhelmed South…

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June 24, 1947: It Came From Outer Space?

On June 24, 1947, a new term entered the American vernaculr: “flying saucer.” On that day a seasoned pilot and businessman Kenneth Arnold had an unusual encounter changed the course of his life and had a dramatic influence on the way humanity places itself…

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June 23, 1868: The Way We Write Changes Forever

Throughout the early 19th century, innovators were determined to revolutionize how we write. On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, partnered with Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule succeeded in making that dream a reality. They…

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June 19, 1865: The First Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. The first Juneteenth was celebrated on June 19, 1865, marking a pivotal moment in American history and symbolizing the end of slavery in the…

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