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October is National Stamp Collecting Month

Stamp collecting is not the serious hobby it once was, but I want to offer a salute to this pastime that once provided me hours of fascination.

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Today in history: Catholic pacifist David Miller burns his draft card

The Catholic pacifist affiliated with the Catholic Worker movement, attended a rally held near the Armed Forces Induction Center in Manhattan.

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Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 

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In America we speak more than just English!

In the United States today, approximately 120 to 130 indigenous languages are still spoken by at least a few people.

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Today in history: October 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The idea of replacing Columbus Day with a day celebrating the indigenous people of North America first arose in 1977.

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Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.

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Today in history: It’s German-American Day

Originally known as"German Day," the holiday was celebrated for the first time in Philadelphia in 1883.

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Today in history: Catholic antiwar activist Phil Berrigan born

The American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest, was born on this date in 1923.

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Today in history: Meet the Blind Month

Blindness is not the characteristic that defines people or their future.

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Today in history: Ethel Rosenberg born, commemoration in Los Angeles

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens executed at Sing Sing prison in Ossining, N.Y. on June 19, 1953.

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