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  • In 1850, Sen. Daniel Webster gave a speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a civil war.
  • In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for his invention of the telephone.
  • In 1965, a group of civil rights marchers was brutally attacked by authorities in Selma, Ala.
  • In 1986, U.S. Navy divers located the crew cabin of the Space Shuttle Challenger on the ocean floor.
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