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This Day in History for September 10 – Last Guillotine Execution and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1608 – John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia (More info)

1897 – A London man is arrested for drunk driving, making him the first person apprehended for the crime (More info)

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This Day in History for May 24 – Brooklyn Bridge Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – John Hancock is elected president of the Second Continental Congress (More info)

1844 – Samuel Morse transmits the first telegraph message: “What hath God wrought?” (More info)

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This Day in History for February 9 – US Troops Arrive in Vietnam and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1942 – Year-round daylight saving time is reinstated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources (More info)

1950 – Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the US Department of State of being filled with Communists (More info)

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'Landing of the Pilgrims' by Michele Felice Cornè, The White House Historical Association
'Landing of the Pilgrims' by Michele Felice Cornè, The White House Historical Association
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This Day in History for December 21 – Pilgrims Land on Plymouth Rock and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1620 – William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts (More info)

1898 – Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium (More info)

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This Day in History for December 13 – Saddam Hussein Captured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1577 – Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage (More info)

1862 – At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside in a decisive loss for the Union army (More info)

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This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901 – Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (More info)

1913 – Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence (More info)

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This Day in History for December 8 – John Lennon Murdered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (More info)

1980 – Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City (More info)

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This Day in History for December 7 – Pearl Harbor Attacked and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1787 – Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution (More info)

1941 – In an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the US naval base at Oahu Island’s Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter World War II (More info)

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This Day in History for December 6 – Washington Monument Completed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, resulting in a ban of slavery (More info)

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, DC is completed (More info)

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This Day in History for December 1 – Rosa Parks Arrested and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1824 – Congress acts to decide a presidential election for the first time in history, giving the presidency to John Quincy Adams (More info)

1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line, reducing the time needed to build a car from 12 hours to just under three (More info)

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