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1668   The first horse race in America takes place. 1954   RCA manufactures its first color TV set and begins mass production. 1965   Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery,  Ala. … Continue reading

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1958   Elvis Presley trades in his guitar for a rifle and Army fatigues. 1989   The Exxon Valdez oil tanker spills 240,000 barrels of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.  

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1881   Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens in Madison Square Gardens. 1981   The United States discloses biological weapons tests in Texas in 1966.

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1868   The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued. 1930   Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail. 1966   A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.

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607   The 12th recorded passage of Halley’s Comet occurs. 1935   A three-thousand-year-old archive is found in Jerusalem confirming biblical history. 1991   Exxon pays $1 billion in fines and costs for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.

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515 BC   The building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem is completed. 1776   “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine is published.

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1923   In Italy, Mussolini admits that women have a right to vote, but declares that the time is not right. 1978   Czech pilot Vladimir Remek becomes the first non-Russian, non-American in space.  

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1900 – In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906 1957  – Mao’s famous speech to the Supreme State Conference … Continue reading

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1951   The 22nd Amendment is added to the Constitution limiting the Presidency to two terms. 1973   A publisher and 10 reporters are subpoenaed to testify on Watergate.

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1836   Samuel Colt patents the first revolving cylinder multi-shot firearm. 1913   The 16th Amendment to the constitution is adopted, setting the legal basis for the income tax. 1910   The Dalai Lama flees from the Chinese and takes … Continue reading

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