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Events, June 14th

1775 – The Continental Army was founded by the Second Continental Congress for purposes of common defense. This event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army. On June 15th, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief. 1777 –

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Events, June 13th

1825 – Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. Hunt then then sold the rights for $400. 1866 – The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves, was

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Events, June 11th

June 11th: 1509 – King Henry VIII married his first of six wives, Catherine of Aragon. (and we all know how that turned out) 1770 – Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia when he ran

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Events, June 8th

1786 – In New York City, commercially manufactured ice cream was advertised for the first time. 1869 – Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner. 1934 – The Cincinnati Reds became the first Major League

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Events, June 6th

1813 – The U.S. invasion of Canada was halted at Stony Creek, Ontario. 1844 – The YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) was founded in London. 1882 – The first electric iron was patented by H.W. Seely. 1925 – Chrysler Corporation

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Events, June 5th

1752 – Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity. 1865 – The first safe deposit vault was opened in New York. The charge was $1.50 a year for every

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Events, June 4th

June 4th: 1647 – The British army seized King Charles I and held him as a hostage. 1892 – The Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco. 1896 – Henry Ford made a successful test drive of his new car

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Events, June 1st

June 1st: 1861 – The first skirmish of the U.S. Civil War took place at the Fairfax Court House, Virginia. 1869 – Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric voting machine. 1892 – The General Electric Company (GE) began

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Events, May 31st

1859 – In London, Big Ben went into operation. 1870 – E.J. DeSemdt patented asphalt. 1879 – New York’s Madison Square Garden opened. 1884 – Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented “flaked cereal” 1907 – The first taxis arrived in New

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Events, May 29th

1849 – A patent for lifting vessels was granted to Abraham Lincoln . 1910 – An airplane raced a train from Albany New York to New York City. The airplane pilot Glenn Curtiss won the $10,000 prize. 1912 – Fifteen

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Events, May 28th

1928 – Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc. 1934 – The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy. 1937 – U.S President Franklin Roosevelt pushed

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Events, May 25th

585 BC – The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece. 1844 – The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry. 1925 – John Scopes was indicted for teaching the Darwinian theory in school. 1927 –

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Events, May 22nd

1841 – Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first reclining chair. 1891 – The first public motion picture was given in Thomas Edison’s lab. 1892 – Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the toothpaste tube. 1900 – The Associated Press was

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Events, May 18th

May 18th: 1642 – Montreal, Quebec, was founded. 1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed emperor by the French Senate. 1933 – The Tennessee Valley Authority was created. 1942 – New York ended night baseball games for the duration of World

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Events, Mat 17th

1756 – Britain declared war on France, beginning the French and Indian War, eventually leading to France’s losing Canada following the battle on the Plains of Abraham in 1759. 1875 – The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, Kentucky.

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