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June 5 2009 Today in History Newsletter

Hey, there! Please forgive me for being a bit late with the May newsletter.

This has been a busy month--for me, personally, and historically! So many great events, it's difficult to choose just one each week! But, I do hope that you enjoy the pieces I've chosen for the month. Let's get started with the list!

Hindenburg Disaster (May 6, 1937)
The explosion of the Hindenburg was one of the greatest airship disasters of all time, though, it was not the worst one by far. What was the cause? Could it have been avoided? Just how bad was it?

J. Edgar Hoover FBI Director (May 10, 1924)
J. Edgar Hoover's life was the Justice Department. Today, his legacy is shrouded in controversy, but does that controversy outweigh his accomplishments in his 48 year service as FBI Director?

Japan's Abe Sada (May 21, 1936)
Sada Abe created a scandalous name for herself in 1936 in Japan. During a time when women were akin to property, Sada was determined to control her man--and she did it the only way she knew how...

Presidential Impeachments
Only two U.S. Presidents were ever successfully impeached. What is impeachment and who where the Presidents? Clinton and Nixon? You'll be in for a nice surprise.

Please visit for even more great content about Today in History. Do let me know what you think of the new format I'm using. It seems I choose events that are quite in-depth, so to make them easier for you to read, I'm trying to section them off. I hope it's working!

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