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June 14, 2017


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In 1158, the city of Munich was founded. In 1777, the Stars and Stripes was adopted by Congress as the official flag of the United States. In 1872, trade unions were legalized in Canada. In 1900, Hawaii became a U.S. territory. In 1907, Norway granted women the right to vote. In 1954, Presid...

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June 12, 2017


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In 1550, the city of Helsinki, Finland (then a part of Sweden) was founded. In 1775, the British offered a pardon to all colonists in rebellion if they were to lay down their arms, with the notable exceptions of John Hancock and Samuel Adams. In 1939, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Coopersto...

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June 8, 2017


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In 1783, the Icelandic volcano Laki began an eruption that lasted eight months and sparked a seven-year famine. In 1861, Tennessee seceded from the Union. In 1912, Carl Laemmle incorporated Universal Pictures. In 1929, Margaret Bondfield was appointed Minister of Labour, becoming the first...

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June 6, 2017


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In 1808, Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, was crowned King of Spain. In 1844, the YMCA was founded in London. In 1882, more than 100,000 were killed in Bombay when a cyclone flooded the harbor. In 1933, the first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, N.J. In 1934, President Franklin ...

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June 2, 2017


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In 1692, Bridget Bishop was the first person to go to trial during the Salem Witch Trials. In 1835, P.T. Barnum and his circus started their first tour of the United States. In 1896, Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for his "wireless telegraph." In 1953, the coronation of Queen Eli...

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May 25, 2017


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In 1878, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera HMS Pinafore opened in London. In 1925, John T. Scopes was indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee. In 1935, track star Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Championships i...

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May 23, 2017


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In 1430, Joan of Arc was captured while leading an army at the Siege of Compiegne. In 1533, the marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void. In 1701, Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murder. In 1873, the Canadi...

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