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January 29, 2018


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In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" was published in New York City. In 1850, Henry Clay introduced the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress. In 1861, Kansas was admitted as the 34th state of the Union. In 1886, Karl Benz patented the first gasoline-powered automobile. In 1936, t...

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January 28, 2018


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In 814, Charlemagne died of pleurisy in Aachen, Germany. In 1547, King Henry VIII of England died. In 1724, the Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great. In 1813, Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was published. In 1851, Northwestern University became the ...

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January 27, 2018


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In 98, Trajan became emperor of Rome. In 1606, the trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot began. In 1785, the University of Georgia was founded. In 1951, the U.S. government began testing nuclear weapons in the Nevada desert. In 1967, astronauts Gus Grissom, Rog...

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January 26, 2018


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In 1564, the Council of Trent established an official distinction between Catholicism and Protestantism. In 1788, the British First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement in Australia. In 1837, Michigan was admitted as the 26th state in th...

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January 25, 2018


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In 1533, King Henry VIII of England married his second wife, Anne Boleyn. In 1554, the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was founded. In 1858, Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" was played at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter and it went on to become a standard processional at ceremonies. ...

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January 24, 2018


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In 41, Roman emperor Caligula was assassinated by members of the Praetorian Guard. In 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in California, prompting the subsequent gold rush. In 1862, Bucharest was proclaimed the capital of Romania. In 1908, the first Boy Scouts troop was founded i...

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January 23, 2018


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In 1570, James Stewart, the First Earl of Moray, was assassinated in the first recorded instance of such an act by use of a firearm. In 1719, the principality of Liechtenstein was created within the Holy Roman Empire. In 1789, Georgetown University, the first Catholic institution of higher learning in ...

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