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January 22, 2018


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In 1506, the first contingent of Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican. In 1808, the Portuguese royal family arrived in Brazil after fleeing a French invasion of Portugal. In 1890, the United Mine Workers of America union was formed in Columbus, Ohio. In 1901, Edward VII was proclaimed Ki...

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January 21, 2018


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In 1793, King Louis XVI of France was executed by guillotine. In 1908, New York City officials passed an ordinance making it illegal for women to smoke in public; it was soon overturned. In 1954, the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched in Groton, Conn. In 1961, more ...

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January 20, 2018


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In 1649, King Charles I of England went on trial for treason and other "high crimes." In 1783, officials from the United Kingdom signed a treaty ending hostilities with the United States. In 1887, the U.S. Senate issued approval for the U.S. Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a base. In 1936, Edwa...

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January 19, 2018


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In 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. In 1883, the first electric lighting system employing overhead wires began service in Roselle, N.J. In 1915, Georges Claude patented the neon discharge tube for use in advertising. In 1937, aviator and businessman Howard Hughes set a record by flying from Los A...

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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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