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December 27, 2014


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In 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his historic journey aboard the HMS Beagle. In 1845, ether anesthetic was used during childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Ga. In 1923, Japanese student Daisuke Namba attempted to assassinate Prince Hirohito. In 1927, the musica...

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December 26, 2014


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In 1799, more than 4,000 people attended George Washington's funeral. In 1846, members of the Donner Party, trapped without food in the Sierra Nevada mountains, resorted to cannibalism. In 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie announced the isolation of radium. In 1919, Boston Red Sox owner Harry Fra...

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December 25, 2014


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In 1776, George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River to attack British forces at Trenton, N.J., the following day. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson granted an unconditional pardon to all Confederate soldiers. In 1926, Japan's Emperor Taisho died. He was succeeded by his son, Pri...

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December 24, 2014


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In 1777, Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, was discovered by James Cook. In 1814, the Treaty of Ghent was signed, ending the War of 1812. In 1906, the first radio broadcast was transmitted, consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech. In 1939, Pope Pius XII delivered his...

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December 23, 2014


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In 1783, George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House. In 1823, A Visit from St. Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas) was published anonymously. In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law. In 1938, a coelacanth, a s...

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December 22, 2014


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In 1808, Ludwig van Beethoven conducted the premiere of his Fifth Symphony in Vienna. In 1891, asteroid 323 Brucia was the first asteroid discovered using photography. In 1937, New York City's Lincoln Tunnel opened to traffic. In 1956, Colo, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, was bor...

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December 21, 2014


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In 1620, the Pilgrims, aboard the Mayflower, landed at Plymouth Rock. In 1879, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House made its world premiere in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated feature film, premiered in Los Angeles. In 1951, Libya decla...

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