On this day in 1864, Nevada was recognized as a U.S. state, thus becoming the 36th state in the USA. It is interesting to note that the American Civil War was still in full swing at that time. Thus, Nevada earned the nickname “Battle Born State” ...

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American Charles Taze Russell, founder of the movement which became the Jehovah's Witnesses, died on this day in 1916. Charles Taze Russell was born in the town of Allegheny near Pittsburgh (Allegheny is today part of Pittsburgh). Pittsburgh was ...

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On this day in 1922, Benito Mussolini officially became the Italian prime minister. He achieved this after the famous “March on Rome” in late October 1922, which spurred King Victor Emmanuel III to appoint him as prime minister. However, Mussoli ...

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Maximilian Njegovan was born on this day to a Croatian family in Zagreb. His family had a long tradition of producing professional soldiers. He graduated at the Naval Academy in Rijeka, Croatia, and was one of the best students of his generation ...

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Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister and daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, was killed on this day by two of her Sikh bodyguards. This was done in reprisal for the Indian Army's strike against the Sikhs, which took place during one of their religious ...

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