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March 1, 2018


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In 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded. In 1692, Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were the first people charged in the Salem Witch Trials. In 1781, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. In 1815, Napoleon returned to France from his banishment at Elba. In 1893, Ni...

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February 28, 2018


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In 1525, conquistador Hernan Cortes ordered the execution of Aztec king Cuauhtemoc. In 1784, John Wesley chartered the Methodist Church. In 1885, American Telephone and Telegraph was incorporated in New York City. In 1940, Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh played in the first...

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February 27, 2018


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In 1801, Washington, D.C., was placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. In 1812, Lord Byron gave his first address as a member of the House of Lords. In 1864, the first Northern prisoners of war arrived at the notorious Confederate prison in Andersonville, Ga. In 1900, the Br...

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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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