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Events, April 26th

April 26th: 1607 – The British established the first permanent English establishment in the Western Hemisphere at Cape Henry, Virginia. 1921 – Weather broadcasts were heard for the first time on radio in St. Louis, Missouri. 1929 – First non-stop

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Events, April 25th

1684 – A patent was granted for the thimble. 1859 – Work began on the Suez Canal in Egypt. 1901 – New York became the first state to require license plates for cars. The fee was $1. 1928 – A

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Events, April 24th

1805 – The U.S. Marines attacked and captured the town of Derna in Tripoli and inspired part of the U.S. Marines’ hymn, “From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli…” 1833 – A patent was granted for first

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Events, April 23rd

1896 – The Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated in New York City. 1900 – The word “hillbilly” was first used in print in an article in the “New York Journal”. 1964 – Ken Johnson (Houston

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Events, April 20th

1865 – Safety matches were first advertised. 1879 – First mobile home (horse drawn) was used in a journey from London to Cyprus. 1902 – Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium. 1912 – Fenway Park opened

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Events, April 19th

1764 – The English Parliament banned the American colonies from printing paper money. 1775 – The American Revolution began as fighting broke out at Lexington, Maine. 1892 – The Duryea gasoline buggy was introduced in the U.S. by Charles and

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Events, April 18th

1521 – Martin Luther confronted the emperor Charles V in the Diet of Worms and refused to retract his views that led to his excommunication. 1775 – American revolutionaries Paul Revere and others rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving

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Events, April 17th

1492 – Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find a passage to Asia and the Indies. 1810 – Pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton. 1875 – The game “snooker” was invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain. 1941

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Events, April 13th

1742 – George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” was first performed publicly, in Dublin, Ireland. 1796 – The first known elephant to arrive in the United States from Bengal, India. 1808 – William “Juda” Henry Lane perfected the tap dance. 1960 –

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Events, April 11th

1814 – Napoleon was forced to abdicate his throne for the first time. 1876 – The stenotype was patented by John C. Zachos. 1921 – Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax. 1931 – Construction on the

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Events, April 10th

1849 – Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He sold the rights for $100. 1866 – The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was incorporated. (Image: animalfair.com) 1912 – The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England. 1916

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Events, March 12th

1609 – The Bermuda Islands became an English colony. 1789 – The U.S. Post Office was established. 1894 – Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time. 1912 – The Girl Scout organization was founded. The original name was

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Events, March 9th

1820 – The U.S. Congress passed the Land Act that paved the way for westward expansion of North America. 1822 – Charles M. Graham received the first patent for artificial teeth. 1832 – Abraham Lincoln announced that he would run

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Events, March 8th

1887 – The telescopic fishing rod was patented by Everett Horton. 1911 – In Europe, International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time. 1954 – Herb McKenley set a world record for the quarter mile when he ran the

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Events, March 7th

1854 – Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine and, in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell for his telephone. 1901 – It was announced that blacks had been found enslaved in parts of South Carolina. 1908 – Cincinnati’s Mayor

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