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Today in history: Sept. 12
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Today in history: Sept. 12

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In a speech at Rice University, President John F. Kennedy declared: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard,” and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 2017, Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, struck the island, and more events that happened o…

In 1985, the Mexico City area was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed at least 9,500 people, and more events that happened on this …

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alfonso Ribeiro, Bill Murray, Billy Porter, Ethan Coen, Faith Hill,…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Crystle Stewart, Deborah Roberts, Gary Cole, Jon Bernthal, Malachi …

In 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia, and more events that happened…

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In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of…

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