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Today In History, June 18th

1621 – The first duel in America took place in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. 1778 – Britain evacuated Philadelphia during the U.S. Revolutionary War. 1812 – The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain.

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Today In History, June 17th

1837 – Charles Goodyear received his first patent. The patent was for a process that made rubber easier to work with. 1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship ‘Isere’. 1928 – Amelia

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Today In History, June 15th

1215 – King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta. 1752 – Benjamin Franklin experimented by flying a kite during a thunderstorm. The result was a little spark that showed the relationship between lightning and electricity. 1775

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Today In History, 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 15, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief. 1834 –

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Today In History, 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 was passed by the U.S. Congress. It was ratified on July 9, 1868. The amendment

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Today In History, June 12th

1812 – Napoleon’s invasion of Russia began. 1839 – Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend. 1897 – Carl Elsener patented his penknife. The object later became known as the Swiss army knife. 1923 – Harry

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Today In History, June 11th

1509 – King Henry VIII married his first of six wives, Catherine of Aragon. 1770 – Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia when he ran aground. 1895 – Charles E. Duryea received the first U.S.

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Today In History, June 10th

June 10th: 1902 – The “outlook” or “see-through” envelope was patented by Americus F. Callahan. 1903 – Binney & Smith Company began developing a product line of wax crayons. The product was named Crayola. 1909 – The SOS distress signal

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Famous Birthdays, Today In History, June 8th

Born June 8th: Actor, comedian Jerry Stiller (known for the tv series “Seinfeld” as Frank Costanza and “The King of Queens”) is 92. Actress Millicent Martin (known for the tv series “From a Bird’s Eye View”, “Frasier” as Millicent Moon

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Today In History, June 7th

1498 – Christopher Columbus left on his third voyage of exploration. 1775 – The United Colonies changed their name to the United States. 1776 – Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a

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Today In History, 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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Today In History, June 5th

1794 – The U.S. Congress prohibited citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces. 1851 – Harriet Beecher Stow published the first installment of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in “The National Era”. 1865 – The first safe deposit vault was opened

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Today In History, 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 in Detroit,

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Today In History, June 3rd

1539 – Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain. 1621 – The Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherlands (now known as New York). 1784 – The U.S. Congress formally created the United States Army to replace

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Famous Birthdays, Today In History, June 1st

Born June 1st: Singer, songwriter, actor, tv personality Pat Boone (the second-biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley, Boone still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs each week,

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