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1782 Martin Van Buren, 8th US President (Democrat: 1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1862) 8th US President Martin Van Buren. 1822 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator and the co-founder and first …

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United States of America in History

1697-09-03 King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick. 1703-11-24 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia. 1712-04-07 Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed. 1715-11-25 First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn.

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Historical Events on December 1

1956 In front of 100,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, a US Army baseball team beats an Australian all-star team, 11–5 in an Olympic exhibition game; Sergeant Vance Sutton belts a grand slam for Army; 1956 US men's 4 x 100m relay team of Thane Baker, Leamon King,

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Famous Americans in History

American. 1 - 60 of 1,978 Historically important and notable Americans ranked by their popularity on On This Day. 1. Thomas Edison. 2. George Washington. 3. Abraham Lincoln. 4.

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On This Day in Music History

Birthdays in Music. Andy Williams (1927 - 2012)Ozzy Osbourne 73rd Birthday; More Birthdays in Music Deaths in Music. 1706 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer, dies at 69; 1823 Joseph Pouteau, French composer and organist, dies at 84; 1866 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, Bohemian violinist, and composer, dies …

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What Happened in 1801

Historical Events. Mar 4 Thomas Jefferson is the first US President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C. Apr 2 Napoleonic Wars: The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet in the naval Battle of Copenhagen. May 10 First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war)

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Historical Events in 1680

Historical Events in 1680. Aug 10 Tewa medicine man, Popé, leads the Pueblo Rebellion against Spanish colonizers in the New Mexican Province, killing 400 and driving out another 2,000. Dec 4 Hen in Rome lays a uniquely patterned egg, later believed to have predicted the arrival of the Kirch/Newton "Great Comet of 1680".

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Historical Events on November 9

2014 Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption; 2014 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Home favourite Petra Kvitová beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-1) and an 8th title for the

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Historical Events in 1791

Historical events from year 1791. Learn about 44 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1791 or search by date or keyword.

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Historical Events in 1741

Historical events from year 1741. Learn about 27 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1741 or search by date or keyword.

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Historical Events in 1867

Jan 31 Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria. Feb 3 Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912) Feb 6 Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA. Feb 8 The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.

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Historical Events in 1886

Jun 1 The railroads of the Southern United States convert 11,000 miles of track from a five foot rail gauge to standard gauge, beginning May 31; Jun 3 24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo, Uganda; Jun 5 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41

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America's Last Public Hanging

by Ray Setterfield. August 14, 1936 — A crowd variously estimated at 10,000 to 20,000 gathered at Owensboro, Kentucky on this day to watch the last ever public hanging in the United States. The fact that the prisoner was a young black man and that the sheriff overseeing the execution was a white woman intensified the interest of both the public and the Press.

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Historical Events in 2021

Jan 11 College Football, National Championship, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida: #1 Alabama beats #3 Ohio State, 52-24. Jan 11 The king of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah declares a state of emergency over COVID-19 till 1 August, suspending parliament and giving the government new powers.

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What Happened in 1865

Apr 9 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant ending the Civil War in North Virginia. Apr 14 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington; he dies a day later. Apr 27 Steamboat "SS Sultana" explodes

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Historical Events in 1876

Jan 31 The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.; Feb 2 Baseball's National League forms at the Grand Central Hotel, NYC with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia and St Louis; Feb 3 Albert Spalding invests $800 to start sporting goods company, manufacturing first official baseball, …

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Historical Events on November 27

1960 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38. 1961 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games. 1961 KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting. 1962 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place. 1962 Sumner Arthur Long's play "Never Too Late" premieres in NYC.

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Historical Events in 1821

Historical events from year 1821. Learn about 42 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1821 or search by date or keyword.

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Historical Events in 1678

Historical events from year 1678. Learn about 17 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1678 or search by date or keyword.

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What Happened in 1966

Mar 11 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out; Mar 26 Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protests take place in the United States, including in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago; Jun 29 Vietnam War: US planes bomb the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong for the first time; Jul 13 A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami …

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Historical Events in 1857

Jul 18 Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French. Aug 24 The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in U.S. history. Sep 11 Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah.

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Historical Events in 1865

Nov 11 Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor; Nov 11 Thomas Robertson's "Society" premieres in London; Nov 11 Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company. Nov 13 P. T. Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport

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Historical Events in 1848

Feb 2 1st ship load of Chinese immigrants arrive in San Francisco. Feb 2 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican–American War: US acquires Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona for $15 million. Feb 12 Ballet "Faust" premieres at La Scala in Milan. Feb 15 Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston.

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Historical Events in 1903

Jan 22 The Hay-Herran Treaty concerning the USA's right to the Panama Canal is signed by the Colombian Charge d'affaires in Washington, D.C. (never ratified) Jan 29 Dutch railroad workers strike; Feb 3 Frederick Lugard occupies Kano West Africa; Feb 4 Stanley Cup: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 4-1 for a 2-1 challenge series win

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Historical Events in 1617

Historical events from year 1617. Learn about 6 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1617 or search by date or keyword.

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Historical Events in 1940

Jan 11 Sergei Prokofiev's ballet "Romeo & Juliet" premieres in Leningrad. Jan 12 World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland. Jan 14 Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers. Jan 14 2nd NFL All Star Game, Gilmore Stadium, LA, CA: Green Bay Packers beat NFL All-Stars, 16-7.

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