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This Day in History for August 23 – Gaddafi Overthrown and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino dies from a ruptured ulcer at the age of 31, sending tens of thousands of fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning (More info)

1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union shock the world by signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact (More info)

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This Day in History for August 15 – Woodstock Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info)

1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic (More info)

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This Day in History for March 9 – Barbie Introduced and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1841 – The US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally (More info)

1916 – Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico (More info)

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This Day in History for March 8 – VW Bus Manufactured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded (More info)

1948 – The Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools violates the US Constitution (More info)

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This Day in History for March 7 – Bell Patents the Telephone and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1850 – Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war (More info)

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone (More info)

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This Day in History for March 6 – Walter Cronkite Retires and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1836 – The Alamo falls to Mexican forces (More info)

1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case that slaves are not US citizens (More info)

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This Day in History for March 5 – Boston Massacre and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1770 – Five Americans are killed by British troops in an event that would later become known as the Boston Massacre (More info)

1872 – George Westinghouse patents the air brake (More info)

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This Day in History for March 2 – ‘King Kong’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1836 – The Republic of Texas declares its independence from Mexico (More info)

1877 – The US Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the previous November’s election, even though Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote (More info)

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This Day in History for March 1 – Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1781 – The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation (More info)

1790 – The first United States census is authorized (More info)

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This Day in History for February 28 – ‘M*A*S*H’ Bids Farewell and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1784 – John Wesley charters the Methodist Church in the United States (More info)

1883 – The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

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This Day in History for February 27 – First Mardi Gras and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1827 – A group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations (More info)

1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified (More info)

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This Day in History for February 23 – Polio Vaccines Begin and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1896 – The Tootsie Roll is introduced (More info)

1927 – President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill establishing the Federal Radio Commission — later the Federal Communications Commission — which regulated the use of US radio frequencies (More info)

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