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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, September 3, the 246th day of 2014. There are 119 days left in the year. 1783, representatives of the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War. 1895 – 1st pro football game played, Latrobe beats Jeanette 12-0 (Penn) 1923, …

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Today is Friday, August 29, the 241st day of 2014. There are 124 days left in the year. 1786 – Shay’s Rebellion in Springfield, Mass 1814, during the War of 1812, Alexandria, Virginia, formally surrendered to British military forces, which occupied the city until September 3. 1862 – US Bureau …

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Today is Tuesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2014. There are 127 days left in the year. 1858 – First news dispatch by telegraph 1873 – First free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri 1907 – Harry Houdini escapes …

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Today is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses. 1762 – 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, 1775 …

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Today is Thursday, August 21, the 233th day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year. 1944, the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and China opened talks at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington that helped pave the way for establishment of the United Nations. (The talks concluded on …

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Today is Monday, August 18, the 230th day of 2014. There are 135 days left in the year. 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born in present-day America, on what is now Roanoke Island in North Carolina. (However, the Roanoke colony ended up mysteriously …

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Today in History

Today is Thursday, August 14, the 226th day of 2014. There are 139 days left in the year. 1559 – Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla 1820 – 1st US eye hospital, the NY Eye Infirmary, opens in NYC 1842 – Second Seminole War declared over by …

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Today is Monday, August 11, the 223rd day of 2014. There are 142 days left in the year. 1860, the nation’s first successful silver mill began operation near Virginia City, Nevada. 1866 – World’s 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI) 1896 – Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with …

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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2014. There are 161 days left in the year. On this date: 1829 – William Austin Burt patents “typographer” (typewriter) 1852 – 1st interment in US National Cemetery at Presidio 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, …

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