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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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February 9, 2018


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In 1621, Gregory XV became pope, the last elected by acclamation. In 1775, the British Parliament declared Massachusetts in rebellion. In 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes in the previous fall's e...

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February 8, 2018


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In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed on suspicion of plotting against Queen Elizabeth I. In 1693, the College of William & Mary, the second-oldest institution of higher learning in America, was granted a charter in Virginia. In 1837, Richard Johnson became the first vice preside...

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February 7, 2018


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In 1904, a fire in Baltimore destroyed more than 1,500 buildings in 30 hours. In 1940, Disney's second animated feature film, Pinocchio, had its premiere. In 1962, the U.S. government placed a prohibition on all Cuban imports. In 1979, the dwarf planet Pluto's orbit moved inside Neptune...

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February 6, 2018


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In 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1820, the first 86 African American immigrants departed New York City to start a settlement in present day Liberia. In 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi established New Zealand as a British colony. In 1899, the Tre...

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