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This Day In History

Explore the fascinating events that happened on this day in history and gain insights into significant moments from the past and discover the events that shaped our community, our nation, and our world.

View the past through the eyes of someone who experienced it firsthand. Their personal accounts bring the past to life, offering vivid details and emotional depth that only a witness can provide. These firsthand stories capture the essence of the moment, making history feel immediate and real.

The Community History Archives are full of discoveries just waiting to be made. It isn’t just about looking back—it’s about understanding how our past informs our present and future.

This Day in History: Norway Tigers’ Triumphant Finale – The Real Story Behind “The Final Season”

Norway, a small town in Iowa, was renowned for baseball. Since the early 20th century, baseball was woven into the town’s identity. It was more than just a sport; it was a community bonding activity, a source of pride and joy. The local high school team, the Norway Tigers, started making headlines in The Cedar […]

Remembering a Legend: Reflecting on the Legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Anniversary of His Passing

Remembering FDR, a Visionary Leader April 12th, 1945, marks a significant moment in American history; on this day, the nation mourned the loss of one of its greatest leaders – President Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR, as he was affectionately known, was a visionary leader who left an indelible mark on the United States, shaping the […]

This Day In History: March 24th, 1989 – The Exxon Valdez

On March 24th, 1989, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker owned by Exxon Shipping Company, ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the worst environmental disasters in history. The tanker, which was carrying over 53 million gallons of crude oil, struck a reef and spilled approximately 11 million gallons of oil into […]

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