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Today In History, April 3rd

1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida. He had sighted the land the day before. 1829 – James Carrington patented the coffee mill. 1860 – The first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, MO and Sacramento,

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Today In History, April 2nd

1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida. The next day he went ashore. 1877 – The first Egg Roll was held on the grounds of the White House in Washington, DC. 1889 – Charles Hall patented aluminum.

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Today In History, April 1st

1778 – Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the “$” symbol. 1826 – Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine. 1864 – The first travel accident policy was issued to James Batterson by the Travelers Insurance Company. 1867 –

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Today In History, March 31st:

1776 – Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John that women were “determined to foment a rebellion” if the new Declaration of Independence failed to guarantee their rights. 1831 – Quebec and Montreal were incorporated as cities. 1880 – Wabash,

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Today In History, March 30th

1533 – Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. 1822 – Florida became a U.S. territory. 1842 – Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anaesthetized by ether. 1867 – The U.S. purchased

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Today In History, March 27th

1794 – The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy. 1841 – The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City. 1860 – The corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn. 1866 – U.S. President Andrew Johnson

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Today In History, March 25th

1807 – The first railway passenger service began in England. 1807 – British Parliament abolished the slave trade. 1901 – The Mercedes was introduced by Daimler at the five-day “Week of Nice” in Nice, France. 1936 – The Detroit Red

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Today In History, March 23rd

1775 – American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared “give me liberty, or give me death!”. 1794 – Josiah G. Pierson patented a rivet machine. 1806 – Explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began their return journey to the

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Today In History, March 20th

1760 – The great fire of Boston destroyed 349 buildings. 1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris after his escape from Elba and began his “Hundred Days” rule. 1816 – The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its right to review state court

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Today In History, March 19th

1628 – The Massachusetts colony was founded by Englishmen. 1831 – The first bank robbery in America was reported. The City Bank of New York City lost $245,000 in the robbery. 1915 – Pluto was photographed for the first time.

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Today In History, March 18th

1532 – The English parliament banned payments by English churches to Rome. 1541 – Hernando de Soto observed the first recorded flood of the Mississippi River. 1813 – David Melville patented the gas streetlight. 1834 – The first railroad tunnel

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Today In History, March 17th

0461 – Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul, County Down, Ireland . Ireland celebrates this day in his honour. 1756 – St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event took place at

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Today In History, March 16th

1802 – The U.S. Congress established the West Point Military Academy in New York. 1882 – The U.S. Senate approved a treaty allowing the United States to join the Red Cross. 1915 – The Federal Trade Commission began operation. 1917

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Notable Birthday… Michael Caine 87 Today

Born March 14th, actor Michael Caine (multiple Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner, known for the films “Zulu”, “The Ipcress File”, “Alfie”, “Funeral In Berlin”, “Billion Dollar Brain”, “The Italian Job”, “Battle of Britain”, “The Last Valley”, Get Carter”, “Sleuth”, “The

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Today In History, March 13th

1781 – Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus. 1930, it was announced that the planet Pluto had been discovered by scientist Clyde Tombaugh. 1865 – Jefferson Davis signed a bill authorizing slaves to be used as soldiers for the

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