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This Day in History for March 24

1832 – Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio. 1868 – Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms. 1900 – New York City Mayor Robert…

This Day in History for March 11

1779 – US Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time) 1865 – General William T. Sherman’s Union forces occupies Fayetteville, North Carolina. 1897 – A…

This Day in History for March 10

1791 – John Stone of Concord, Massachusetts, patents a pile driver. 1849 – Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent (only US President to do so)…

This Day in History for March 6

1810 – Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US. 1899 – “Aspirin” (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffman at German company Bayer. 1902 –…

Trouble in the Alamo

by Leyton Ezzell February 24, 1836, enter the show of an Alabama native known as Colonel Williams Travis; under heavy fire from cannons and guns,…

African American Inventors

By Danna Martínez Human beings have stood out for their extraordinary imagination and creative spirit; this has solved significant problems for industries and deepened people’s…

This Day in History for February 21

1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile. 1915 – Kiwanis International founded in Detroit. 1935 – The Wilderness Society is founded by conservationists. 1941 –…

This Day in History for February 12

1873 – US Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1873, abolishing bimetallism and placing the country on the gold standard. 1909 – National Association for…

This Day in History for February 6

1869 – Harper’s Weekly publishes 1st picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers. 1894 – Bottle opener patented by William Painter. 1911 – 1st old-age…

This Day in History for January 5

1850 – Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY. 1900 – The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal.…

This Day in History for February 2

1869 – James Oliver invents removable tempered steel plow blade. 1892 – Bottle cap patented by William Painter. 1901 – The US Congress passes the…

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