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April 10, 2018


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In 1815, Mount Tambora began a three-month eruption that affected Earth's climate for the next two years. In 1866, the ASPCA was founded in New York City by Henry Bergh. In 1887, Pope Leo XIII authorized the establishment of the Catholic University of America. In 1916, the PGA of America was fo...

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March 29, 2018


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In 1792, King Gustav III of Sweden died 13 days after being shot in the back at a masquerade ball in Stockholm. In 1871, Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria. In 1882, the Knights of Columbus was established. In 1886, John Pemberton brewed the first batch of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. In 19...

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March 23, 2018


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In 1775, Patrick Henry delivered the memorable line, "Give me liberty or give me death!" in Richmond, Va. In 1857, the first Otis elevator was installed at 488 Broadway in New York City. In 1868, the University of California was founded. In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist pol...

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March 15, 2018


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In 44 BC, Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of Roman senators. In 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first trip to the New World. In 1820, Maine joined the Union as the 23rd state. In 1875, Archbishop of New York John McCloskey was named the first Catholic card...

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March 14, 2018


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In 1794, Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin. In 1900, the U.S. Congress voted to put the United States on the gold standard. In 1903, the Hay-Herran Treaty granted the United States the right to build the Panama Canal. In 1942, Anne Miller became the first patient in the Un...

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March 7, 2018


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In 1850, Sen. Daniel Webster gave a speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a civil war. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for his invention of the telephone. In 1965, a group of civil rights marchers was brutally attacked by authorities in Selma, Ala....

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March 2, 2018


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In 1797, the Bank of England issued the first one- and two-pound banknotes. In 1807, the U.S. Congress passed the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves. In 1855, Alexander II became czar of Russia. In 1877, just two days before the scheduled inauguration, the U.S. Congress declared Rutherford ...

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