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On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech took place during the March on Washington

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On this day – 1st Lady Lucy Hayes was born

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On this day in 1632, English philosopher John Locke was born in Wrington, England

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National Beach Day!

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On this day in 1752, the Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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On this day – 1st Female Telephone Operator began working

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On this day in 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, formally ending the Revolutionary War

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On this day in 1888, George Eastman received a patent for the first roll-film camera- the Kodak

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On this day – 1st Lady Sarah Polk was born

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On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress assembled in Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia

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Happy Labor Day!

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On this day – Revolutionary War Hero Marquis de Lafayette was born

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On this day – California enters the Union as the 31st State

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On this day in 1791, Washington D.C. was named after president George Washington by the city’s federal commissioners

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On this day in 2001, 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history took place

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On this day in 1913, American Olympic athlete was born in Oakville, Alabama

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On this day – New York City chosen as 1st federal Capital of the USA

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On this day in 1814, the battle of Fort McHenry occurred during the War of 1812

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On this day – Great Britain and the Colonies began using the Gregorian calendar

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On this day in 1857, 27th president William Howard Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Happy Constitution Day !

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On this day in 1870, the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park received its name

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On this day – Emoticons were used for the 1st time

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On this day in 1973, tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs faced off in the “Battle of the Sexes”

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On this day – 1st Lady Margaret Taylor was born

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On this day – The Last Executions at the Salem Witch Trials

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On this day in 1896, American author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota

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On this day – Devil’s Tower becomes a National Monument

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On this day in 1690, the first American newspaper was published in Boston, Massachusetts

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On this day – John Appleseed was born

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On this day in 1722, revolutionary patriot Samuel Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts

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On this day in 1908, Ford’s Model T went on sale for the first time

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