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This Day in History for April 11 – Idi Amin Deposed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1814 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates his throne and is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba (More info)

1945 – American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany (More info)

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This Day in History for April 10 – ASPCA Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, is founded (More info)

1874 – The first Arbor Day results in over 1 million trees being planted (More info)

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This Day in History for April 9 – Hussein’s Statue Falls and More

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1865 – Robert E. Lee surrenders his army to Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War (More info)

1959 – NASA announces its first seven astronauts, later dubbed the “Mercury Seven” (More info)

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This Day in History for April 5 – Kurt Cobain Commits Suicide and More

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1792 – President George Washington casts the first presidential veto (More info)

1922 – The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated (More info)

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This Day in History for April 4 – MLK Assassinated and More

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1818 – The US Congress adopts a flag with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (More info)

1841 – President William Henry Harrison dies from pneumonia just one month after his inauguration (More info)

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This Day in History for April 3 – Pony Express Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1860 – The first successful United States Pony Express run begins (More info)

1882 – Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford, one of his own gang members (More info)

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The Real Story Behind the Term ‘Red Herring’

If you’ve ever read a detective or spy novel, you‘re probably familiar with the term ‘red herring.’ A red herring is a clue or some piece of evidence that intentionally leads the investigator, or the reader, further away from the truth.

So, how exactly did this term come into existence?

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This Day in History for April 2 – Pope John Paul II Dies and More

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1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida (More info)

1917 – President Woodrow Wilson asks the US Congress for a declaration of war on Germany (More info)

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This Day in History for March 30 – President Reagan Shot and More

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1842 – Anesthesia is used for the first time during surgery (More info)

1867 – US Secretary of State William H. Seward agrees to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7 million (More info)

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This Day in History for March 29 – US Troops Leave Vietnam and More

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1867 – The North America Act is passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada (More info)

1929 – Herbert Hoover becomes the first president to have a telephone installed in the Oval Office (More info)

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