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This Day in History for January 14

1799 – Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets. 1868 – North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh. 1919 – John McGraw, Charles A…

This Day in History for January 10

1776 – “Common Sense” pamphlet by Thomas Paine published, advocating American independence. 1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. 1901 – Oil discovered at…

This Day in History for January 9

1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts. 1936 – Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US Army. 1942…

This Day in History for January 5

1854 – Steamship San Francisco wrecked off US eastern seaboard, 300 die. 1886 – “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis…

This Day in History for December 31

1696 – A window tax imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax. 1776 – Rhode Island establishes…

This Day in History for December 28

1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson) 1867 – United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed…

This Day in History for November 26

1789 – 1st National Thanksgiving in America. 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded. 1865 – “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is…

This Day in History for October 21

1854 – Florence Nightingale with a staff of 38 nurses is sent to the Crimean War. 1869 – 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland…

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