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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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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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