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1896

Gold is discovered in the Yukon

While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory on this day in 1896, George Carmack reportedly spotted nuggets of gold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparked the last great gold rush in the American West. Hoping to cash in on reported gold strikes in Alaska, Carmack had travelled there from California in 1881. After running into a dead end, he headed north into the... Read more >

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2008

Trump Tower in Chicago is Completed

Big Trump

Unless you’ve been living within an open-cast mine for the past 12 months, you may have noticed a man named Donald Trump occasionally making the headlines every few minutes. His controversial run for the presidency echoes his entire career as a businessman and celebrity. One of his many, oft boasted achievements occurred today in 2008 when The Trump Internati... Read more >