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Today in History for August 24th

USATODAY.com Saturday, 24 August 2019
Highlights of this day in history: Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying two Ancient Roman cities; Hurricane Andrew hits Florida; British troops burn Washington in War of 1812; Pluto demoted as a planet; Pete Rose banned from baseball for life. (Aug. 24)
 
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This Day in History: 'The Guinness Book of Records' Debuts . August 27, 1955. The inaugural edition was published in Great Britain. Meant as a free publication for pub goers to settle friendly disputes, the book of human and animal records quickly became a best-seller. The book was the brain- child...

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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[NFA] The Republican president's re-election effort sees re-opening schools shuttered by the coronavirus as part of a plan to restore his standing among suburban voters. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Anti-mask activists on Saturday (July 11) took their campaign to a grilled cheese bar and restaurant in Windermere, Florida - a state fast becoming the epicenter of COVID-19. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Mount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius Stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy

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Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was buried in an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and later unearthed, is ready to rise again from the catastrophe of the coronavirus pandemic. The sprawling

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Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Capital of the United States

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The NFL's Washington Redskins announced Monday (July 13) that the team will retire its name and logo, long criticized as racist. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

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