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February 19, 2018


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In 1674, the Treaty of Westminster transferred ownership of New Amsterdam to the English, who renamed it New York. In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested for treason. In 1847, the first rescuers reached the stranded Donner Party in the Sierras. In 1859, Daniel Sickles was the...

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February 16, 2018


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In 1918, Lithuania declared its independence. In 1923, archaeologist Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun. In 1933, the Blaine Act ended Prohibition in the United States. In 1937, Wallace Carothers received a patent for nylon. In 1968, the nation's first 911 servi...

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February 14, 2018


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In 1779, Capt. James Cook was killed by natives in Hawaii. In 1849, James K. Polk became the first sitting president to have his photograph taken. In 1859, Oregon was admitted as the 33rd state in the Union. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone. In 191...

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February 13, 2018


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In 1542, Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII, was executed for adultery. In 1633, Galileo arrived in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. In 1689, William and Mary were named co-rulers of England. In 1913, the 13th Dalai Lama proclaimed Tibetan independence. In 1935, Bruno ...

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February 12, 2018


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In 1541, the city of Santiago was founded in Chile by Pedro de Valdivia. In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, after claiming the throne of England for nine days, was beheaded for treason. In 1733, James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia. In 1855, Michigan State University was founded. In ...

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February 11, 2018


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In 1790, the Quakers petitioned the U.S. Congress for the abolition of slavery. In 1903, Anton Bruckner's Ninth Symphony had its premiere performance in Vienna, Austria. In 1937, General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers as a trade union. In 1943, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was sel...

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February 10, 2018


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In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. In 1840, Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. In 1870, the YWCA was founded in New York City. In 1923, Texas Tech University was founded in Lubbock. In 1962, captured American pilot Francis Gary Powers ...

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