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On this day in 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated in New York City

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On this day in 1864, Nellie Bly was born in Cochran’s Mills Pennsylvania

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Mary Kies becomes the first woman to receive a U.S. patent

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148th running of the Kentucky Derby

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Happy Mother’s Day!

On this day in 1884, 33rd president Harry Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri

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American abolitionist John Brown born in Torrington, Connecticut

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Completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States in Promontory Point, Utah

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Middlebury: The Death of the American Dream?

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Minnesota admitted as 32nd state

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On this day in 1607, the first permanent English settlement in America – Jamestown, Virginia – was established

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On this day in 1860, First Lady Ellen Wilson born in Savannah, Georgia

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New York Stock Exchange established

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On this day In 1954, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was decided

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On this day in 1980, Mount St. Helens erupts, marking the deadliest volcanic eruption in U.S. history

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On this day in 1780, residents of New England and New Jersey experienced “New England’s Dark Day”

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First Lady Dolley Madison born in Guilford County, North Carolina

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On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to depart on her solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean

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Christendom: Machiavelli and His Impact on Modern Politics

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Crater Lake National Park established in Oregon

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World Wrestling Day

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On this day in 1844, telegraph inventor Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message from the Capital building in Washington D.C. to Baltimore MD

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Constitutional Convention begins

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Around this time in 1888, American athlete Jim Thorpe was born

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On this day in 1937. Americans celebrated the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California

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First engagement of the French and Indian War

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On this day in 1917, 35th President John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts

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Memorial Day 2022

On this day in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C.

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On this day in 1819, American poet Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, New York

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First Lady Helen “Nellie” Taft born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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On this Day in 1886, President Grover Cleveland wed Frances Folsom at the White House

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Coastal Carolina: Summer Seminar for Middle and High School Teachers