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Today in history: The city of Santiago de Cuba is 500 years old

Cuban poet, writer, and national hero, José Martí, is buried in Santiago, which was also the home of the revolutionary hero Frank País.

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Today in history: reading the Riot Act for 300 years

You may not have known that the Riot Act was passed by an act of the British Parliament on this date exactly 300 years ago, July 20, 1715.

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Today in history: Russell-Einstein manifesto for peace

The manifesto urged nations to find peaceful ways to settle differences and to renounce the use of nuclear weapons, which only promised "universal death."

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Today in history: Jan Hus burned at the stake 600 years ago

In 1415, Czech religious reformer Jan Hus, condemned as a heretic against the doctrines of the Catholic Church, was burned at the stake.

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Today in Pride Month history: Homosexuals in Holocaust first publicly recognized

In 1976, speakers at a public program in Hartford, Conn., told the history and paid homage to the homosexuals exterminated in the Nazi concentration and labor camps.

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Today in history: 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the defeat of Napoleon by the British Duke of Wellington and Prussian field marshal Gebhard Blücher.

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Today in history: 800th birthday of the Magna Carta

On this date in 1215, humanity took one of its greatest steps in the long march toward democracy.

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Today in history: Good sex with Dr. Ruth

Today is the birthday of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, born (as Karola Ruth Siegel) in 1928 in Wiesenfeld, Germany.

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Tomorrow in history: Beatification day for El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero

He was an outspoken advocate for the poor who was martyred in 1980.

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Today in history: Forward-looking Uruguayan President José Mujica turns 80

On this date in 1935, José Alberto Mujica Cordano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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