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April 28, 2017


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In 1789, Lt. William Bligh and 18 sailors were set adrift in the Pacific when mutineers seized control of the HMS Bounty. In 1869, workers on the Transcontinental Railroad set down 10 miles of track in a single day, a feat unmatched in history. In 1881, the outlaw Billy the Kid escaped from ...

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April 26, 2017


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In 1564, playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, presumably three days after his birth. In 1721, an earthquake devastated the Iranian city of Tabriz. In 1865, Union cavalry troopers in Virginia shot and killed John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincol...

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April 13, 2017


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In 1849, Hungary became a republic. In 1861, Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate forces. In 1902, James C. Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyo. In 1941, officials from the Soviet Union and Japan signed a neutrality pact. In 1943, the Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in W...

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April 11, 2017


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In 1689, William III and Mary II were crowned joint sovereigns of Great Britain. In 1881, Spelman College was founded in Atlanta. In 1909, the city of Tel Aviv was founded. In 1951, President Harry Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command in Korea. In 1970, Apollo 13 was launch...

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April 5, 2017


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In 1614, Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. In 1621, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth on a return trip to England. In 1792, President George Washington exercised his veto power for the first time. In 1949, a fire in a hospital in Effingham, Ill., killed 77 an...

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April 3, 2017


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In 1043, Edward the Confessor was crowned King of England. In 1860, the Pony Express mail service from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento, Calif., began. In 1865, Union forces captured Richmond, Va., the Confederate capital. In 1882, famed outlaw Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford. In 1885, Gottlie...

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March 31, 2017


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In 1492, Spain's Queen Isabella decreed that her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects needed to convert to Christianity or face expulsion. In 1774, Great Britain ordered the port of Boston closed. In 1889, the Eiffel Tower was officially opened. In 1917, the United States paid Denmark $25 ...

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