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This Day in History: July 9th

This Day in History: July 9th

Kathy Padden July 9, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 9, 1795 On July 9, 1795, James Swan, an American businessman and Revolutionary patriot, liquidated the debt the U.S. government owed to the country of France, agreeing to pay

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This Day in History: July 8th

This Day in History: July 8th

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This Day In History: July 8, 52 B.C.E. On July 8, 52 C.E., Julius Caesar conquered a small fishing village in Gaul (modern-day France) called Lutetia Parisiorum, which over the centuries would become one

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This Day in History: July 7th

This Day in History: July 7th

Kathy Padden July 7, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 7, 1983 On July 7, 1983, an 11-year-old American girl from Manchester, Maine began a two-week tour of the Soviet Union at the invitation of Yuri Andropov after she

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This Day in History: July 4th

This Day in History: July 4th

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This Day In History: July 4, 1826 On July 4, 1826, two old friends, and adversaries, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within five hours of one another, and the story goes that the

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This Day in History: July 3rd

This Day in History: July 3rd

Kathy Padden July 3, 2014 0

This Day In History July 3, 1971 While most everyone else was singing about incense and peppermints and feeling groovy in the 1960s, there was one group that dared to explore the darker side

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This Day in History: July 2nd

This Day in History: July 2nd

Kathy Padden July 2, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 2, 1937 Legendary pilot Amelia Earhart (also known as “Lady Lindy,”) thrilled the aviation-crazy public of the ‘20s and ‘30s with her ground breaking accomplishments. She was the first

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This Day in History: July 1st

This Day in History: July 1st

Kathy Padden July 1, 2014 1

This Day In History: July 1, 1874 On July 1, 1874, a little four-year-old boy from Germantown, PA had the tragic distinction of being the first known kidnapping victim held for ransom in United

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This Day in History: June 30th

This Day in History: June 30th

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This Day In History: June 30, 1934 “If anyone reproaches me and asks why I did not resort to the regular courts of justice, then all I can say is this: In this hour

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This Day in History: June 27th

This Day in History: June 27th

Kathy Padden June 27, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 27, 1829 On June 27, 1829, James Smithson died in Genoa, Italy at the age of 64 after a long illness. He wrote his will three years prior to

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This Day in History: June 26th

This Day in History: June 26th

Kathy Padden June 26, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 26, 1284 Although there are many variants of the Pied Piper story, the most familiar one is the fairy tale told by the Brothers Grimm. The basic story goes

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This Day in History: June 25th

This Day in History: June 25th

Kathy Padden June 25, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 25, 1967 Already riding high after the release of the groundbreaking “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” just weeks before, the biggest band in the world further solidified their

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This Day in History: June 24th

This Day in History: June 24th

Kathy Padden June 24, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 24, 1314 When the Scots met the English on the battlefield in 1314, they were heavily outnumbered, but after almost a decade of plundering and guerrilla warfare in Northern

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This Day in History: June 23rd

This Day in History: June 23rd

Kathy Padden June 23, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 23, 1933 On the night of June 23, 1993, a young wife, upset and shaking, got out of bed for a drink of water. While she was standing in

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This Day in History: June 20th

This Day in History: June 20th

Kathy Padden June 20, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 20, 1900 As is often the case when a rebellion seemingly erupts out of nowhere, the impetus for the Boxer Rebellion in China had been brewing for quite some

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This Day in History: June 19th

This Day in History: June 19th

Kathy Padden June 19, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 19, 1905 The first baby step toward red carpet galas and Brangelina was the introduction of the first nickelodeon theater on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, PA. The nickelodeon,

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This Day in History: June 18th

This Day in History: June 18th

Kathy Padden June 18, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 18, 1967 The Summer of Love was ushered in by the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, a three-day event held June 16 through June 18 in Monterey, California at

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This Day in History: June 17th

This Day in History: June 17th

Kathy Padden June 17, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 17, 1631 When the princess Arjumand Banu Begum met the future Mughal Emperor Prince Khurram, it was a rare case of royal love at first sight. The prince, who

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This Day in History: June 16th

This Day in History: June 16th

Kathy Padden June 16, 2014 1

This Day In History: June 16, 1884 Much to the delight of thrill-seekers everywhere, the first rollercoaster made its debut at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York on June 16, 1884. Known as a

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