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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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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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1911   Canadian Parliament votes to preserve the union with the British Empire. 1932   Adolf Hitler is the Nazi Party candidate for the presidential elections in Germany.

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1792   The U.S. Postal Service is created. 1809   The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the power of the federal government is greater than any individual state in the Union.

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1902   Smallpox vaccination becomes obligatory in France. 1926   Dr. Lane of Princeton estimates the earth’s age at one billion years.  

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1885   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is published in New York. 1962   Robert F. Kennedy says that U.S. troops will stay in Vietnam until Communism is defeated.

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