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  • On this day in 1878, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles was born in Alliance, Ohio. As a newspaper publisher, he developed such a keen eye for socialism that he could see it...

  • On this day in 1924, Boles Orphans' Home, now called Boles Children's Home, received its first ten orphans. The institution is one of the largest children's homes supported and maintained...

  • On this day in 1868, pianist and composer Scott Joplin, who later gained fame as the "King of Ragtime," was born, probably at Caves Springs, near Linden, Texas. Joplin's father,...