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Mike Sexton

Mike Sexton

Chief Editor

I have always had a passion for writing since a young age and can still remember the first time a teacher assigned us to create our own newspaper it was my favorite project. In high school I wrote for the school newspaper and loved learning about new topics. I knew I found my new passion and as soon as I stepped foot on UCLA my mind was made up. Since getting my degree I have done all types of writing and love the freedom it gives me to work from anywhere. I hope you all love my writing as I am excited to produce quality articles each day for you!
February 9, 2017

How American Children Lived In The Early 1900s

If you were asked to define an American child right now what would you say? How woul...

January 12, 2017

Hugh Mercer Dies After Battle of Princeton – 1/12/1777

When it comes to those who serve bravely and effectively in the military, ...

January 10, 2017

William Seward Named Secretary of State – 1/10/1861

During the Civil War, many major historical figures were influential during t...

January 9, 2017

Columbus Mistakes Manatees For Mermaids – 1/9/1493

Everyone at some point in their lives has thought they saw one particular thin...

January 5, 2017

Construction Starts On The Golden Gate Bridge – 1/5/193...

Construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge on January 5th, 1933; th...

January 4, 2017

The God That Failed Is Published - 1/4/1950

The old saying regarding how the pen is mightier than a sword can be viewed in differen...

January 3, 2017

Noriega Surrenders To The United States – 1/3/1990

Panama’s General Manuel Antonio Noriega turns himself in to U.S. military sold...

January 3, 2017

United States – Russia Détente Ends – 1/2/1980

When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in December of 1979, the United States too...

January 3, 2017

Kepler Declares When The Universe Was Born – 12/27/4977

For those who would like to know, the universe was born on December 27th,...

January 3, 2017

Trials Begin For Polio Vaccine – 12/26/1954

For the first time, field trials for the Salk polio begin in McLean, Virginia and are...

December 23, 2016

Plane Completes The Circumnavigation of Earth Without R...

On this same day in 1986, the first aircraft to complete a nonstop fligh...

December 21, 2016

The Explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 Over Scotland – 12/2...

Horrifically, airplane’s exploding from an act of terrorism has happen...

December 14, 2016

Roald Amundsen Reaches The South Pole – 12/14/1911

Beating his British rival Robert Falcon Scott, Ronald Amundsen from Norway suc...

December 12, 2016

Da Vinci Notebook Sells For Over $5 Million – 12/12/198...

American oil tycoon Armand Hammer purchases a notebook at an auction o...

December 8, 2016

Mary Queen of Scots Is Born – 12/8/1542

The dying king in Linlithgow Palace in Scotland, James V, receives his new-born daughter ...

December 6, 2016

The Washington Monument Completed – 12/6/1884

Anyone who has been fortunate to visit the Washington Monument must have been impre...

December 5, 2016

Aircraft Squadron Goes Missing In The Bermuda Triangle ...

The Bermuda Triangle has been an area of intrigue and mystery for centur...

December 1, 2016

Antarctica Treaty Signed By The U.N – 12/1/1959

On this day in 1959, the Antarctica Treaty, which is the first arms control, was ...

November 30, 2016

The First Female Serial Killer In America Strikes – 11/...

On this day 1898, a storeowner in Palm Harbor, Florida named Richard M...

November 26, 2016

Extreme Storm Hits Eastern United States - 11/25/1950

On this day in 1950, a heavy storm tagged "storm of the century" hits the Eas...

November 24, 2016

A Hijacker Parachutes Into Thunderstorm With $200,000 -...

Today in 1971, a hijacker who was known as D.B. Cooper jumps from a Nort...

November 23, 2016

The Infamous Billy The Kid Is Born – 11/23/1859

The New York City’s East Side records the birth in a poor Irish neighborhood of t...

November 22, 2016

Commuter Trains Crash In New York City – 11/22/1950

Today, it seems that a month does not go by without hearing about some sort o...

November 18, 2016

Expert Sentenced For Smuggling Parrots – 11/18/1996

Many people say that they would do anything possible to follow through with t...

November 17, 2016

The Age of Elizabeth Begins – 11/17/1558

The monarch of Ireland and England since 1553, Queen Mary I passed away thus opening the...

November 11, 2016

Cherry Valley Massacre – 11/11/1778

When it comes to the military, both past and present, officers in command must make decisions...

November 9, 2016

Nazi’s Give Birth To Kristallnacht – 11/9/1938

It was on November 9th of 1938 gave birth to an event that would launch what wou...

November 8, 2016

Wilhelm Rontgen Discovers X-Rays - 11/8/1895

Today in history, a German mechanical engineer and physicist by the name Wilhelm Conra...

November 6, 2016

Apartheid Is Condemned By The U.N. – 11/6/1962

Due to the racist apartheid policies adopted in South Africa, the United Nations G...

November 4, 2016

Abraham Lincoln Gets Married To Mary Ann Todd – 11/4/18...

On November 4, 1842, Abraham Lincoln who was still struggling to make ...