Today in History: Mihaly Biro born in 1886

Today in History: Mihaly Biro born in 1886

133 years ago today, Mihaly Biro, arguably the most important internationally known Hungarian poster designer, was born. Biro is widely considered to be the founder of the illustrated political poster and his creations between the wars spread far beyond the borders of his home country.

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Today in History: U.S. Marine Corps created in 1775

Today in History: U.S. Marine Corps created in 1775

244 years ago today, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress passed a resolution forming two battalions of Continental Marines capable of fighting for independence both at sea and onshore. The resolution was drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia on November 10, 1775. The original U.S. Marines distinguished themselves in important operations during the Revolutionary War. In July 1798. the U.S. Marine Corps became a permanent military force under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Navy (formed in May 1798). Marines have participated in all the wars of the United States and in most cases were the first soldiers to fight. Today, the USMC  has approx. 200,000 active-duty members and 40,000 reserve Marines.

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History: October Revolution in Russia in 1917

History: October Revolution in Russia in 1917

102 years ago today, Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks took over the winter palace and ended the rule of the post-Tsarist provisional government and transferred all powers to the communists in Russia.

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Today is National Eating Healthy Day!

Today is National Eating Healthy Day!

National Eating Healthy Day falls on the first Wednesday in November and has been observed since 2009.

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Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 am on November 3, 2019

Daylight Savings Time ended at 2 am today, November 3, 2019

As we return to Standard Time here in the United States, we hope you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep. Your mornings will be a little lighter again …

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Today in History: Statue of Liberty Opening in 1886

Today in History: Statue of Liberty Opening in 1886

133 years ago today, U.S. President Stephen Grover Cleveland presided over the dedication ceremony of the “Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World.” The monument was a gift of friendship from France to the United States and is today recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

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Today in History: United Nations founded in 1945

Today in History: United Nations founded in 1945

74 years ago today, in an effort to promote international peace and security, the United Nations was formed. The founding 51 member countries established the UN following World War II with the idea to prevent another such conflict from happening, replacing the ineffective League of Nations that was formed after World War I. Aside from peacebuilding, the UN works for causes related to humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, disaster relief and the advancement of women. The UN’s headquarters are in New York City. There are currently 193 United Nations member states.

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