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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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The Volkswagen chronicle: Porsche and Piëch

The North German city with the very tourist-attractive name "Wolfsburg" boasts of two things, though both are second best.

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Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations

Experts speculate that large pieces are destroyed for the benefit of the cameras, while more portable items are smuggled to dealers in Turkey.

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Today in history: Germany surrenders, European war ends 70 years ago

Victory in Europe Day, is celebrated on May 8, but actually the formalities of the war's end were spread over three days.

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Today in history: The Lusitania is torpedoed and sinks 100 years ago

The British passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat 18 miles off the Irish coast.

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