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Today in History

  • 10 May, 2014
  • Editor

On this day in 1908, Mother's Day was observed for the first time in the United States.

On this day in 1940, during World War II, Winston Churchill was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On this day in 1948, the Republic of China implemented "temporary provisions" granting President Chiang Kai-shek extended powers to deal with the Communist uprising; they would remain in effect until 1991.

On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.

And on this day in 2013, One World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

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