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April 10, 2018

In 1815, Mount Tambora began a three-month eruption that affected Earth's climate for the next two years. In 1866, the ASPCA was founded in New York City by Henry Bergh. In 1887, Pope Leo XIII...

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March 29, 2018

In 1792, King Gustav III of Sweden died 13 days after being shot in the back at a masquerade ball in Stockholm. In 1871, Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria. In 1882, the Knights of...

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March 23, 2018

In 1775, Patrick Henry delivered the memorable line, "Give me liberty or give me death!" in Richmond, Va. In 1857, the first Otis elevator was installed at 488 Broadway in New York City. In 1868,...

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March 15, 2018

In 44 BC, Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of Roman senators. In 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first trip to the New World. In 1820, Maine joined the Union as...

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March 14, 2018

In 1794, Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin. In 1900, the U.S. Congress voted to put the United States on the gold standard. In 1903, the Hay-Herran Treaty granted the United...

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March 7, 2018

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. ...

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March 2, 2018

In 1797, the Bank of England issued the first one- and two-pound banknotes. In 1807, the U.S. Congress passed the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves. In 1855, Alexander II became czar of Russia. ...

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