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What Happened – August 22

It was on this day in 1864 that the First Geneva Convention, entitled Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field, was signed by Baden*, Belgium, Denmark, France, Hesse*, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Prussia*, Switzerland, Spain, and Württemberg*. (*modern-day Germany) Focusing … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0j0rsQXi3k It was on this day in 1940 that Bugs Bunny was introduced to the world. The wise-cracking rabbit would go on to star in over 160 cartoon shorts as well as full-length movies, comic books, theme parks, television series, and was the first cartoon character … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 21

It was on this day in 1881 that Clara Barton established the American Red Cross. While visiting Europe she had heard about the International Red Cross, and once back in the US she began work on establishing a chapter in the States. … Continue reading

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