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June 6, 2017


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In 1808, Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, was crowned King of Spain. In 1844, the YMCA was founded in London. In 1882, more than 100,000 were killed in Bombay when a cyclone flooded the harbor. In 1933, the first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, N.J. In 1934, President Franklin ...

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June 2, 2017


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In 1692, Bridget Bishop was the first person to go to trial during the Salem Witch Trials. In 1835, P.T. Barnum and his circus started their first tour of the United States. In 1896, Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for his "wireless telegraph." In 1953, the coronation of Queen Eli...

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May 25, 2017


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In 1878, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera HMS Pinafore opened in London. In 1925, John T. Scopes was indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee. In 1935, track star Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Championships i...

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May 23, 2017


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In 1430, Joan of Arc was captured while leading an army at the Siege of Compiegne. In 1533, the marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void. In 1701, Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murder. In 1873, the Canadi...

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May 22, 2017


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In 1570, the first atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was published with 70 maps. In 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition officially began when the Corps of Discovery departed St. Charles, Mo. In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was indicted on a charge of treason. In 1826, the HMS Be...

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May 18, 2017


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In 1631, John Winthrop, in Dorchester, took the oath of office as the first governor of Massachusetts. In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was declared emperor of France. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the Republican Party presidential nomination. In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, ruled...

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May 4, 2017


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In 1493, Pope Alexander VI divided the New World between Spain and Portugal. In 1626, Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrived at New Netherland (present-day Manhattan). In 1776, Rhode Island became the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III. In 1904, the United States beg...

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