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Today in History: U.S. Coastguard Is Created 

On January 28, 1915 the U.S. Coast Guard was created by an Act of Congress, combining the Life Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service. "The cutter service had been established by Congress in 1790, at the suggestion of Alexander Hamilton, to prevent smuggling; until the creation of the navy in 1798 it was the …

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Today in History: U.S. Senate Approves U.N. Charter 

July 28, 1945 marks the day when the U.S. Senate approved the charter that established the United Nations, a global organization whose name was coined in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when 26 nations pledged to continue fighting against the Axis Powers led by Nazi Germany. While the official charter was signed on June …

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Title: Premediation : affect and mediality after 9/11 Author: Richard Grusin Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Check it out: P94 .G79 2010 From the Publisher: The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 have been called the world's first┬álive global media event. Responding to the immediacy and collective shock produced by live coverage of the collapse of …

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