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On January 29, 1737, American patriot and Common Sense author Thomas Paine was born in Thetford, England

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On this day – Kansas became our 34th state

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On this day in 1843, 25th president William McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio

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On this day in 1882, 32nd president Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York

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On January 31, 1919, the great American athlete Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia

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Happy National Hot Chocolate Day!

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On this day in 1752, founding father Gouverneur Morris was born in Morrisania, New York

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On February 1, 1901, American poet Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri

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Happy Groundhog Day!

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On this day in 1870, the 15th Amendment was ratified

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On this day – Massachusetts became our 6th state

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On this day in 1756, Aaron Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey

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On February 7, 1867, American author Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Pepin County, Wisconsin

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February 8 is National Kite Flying Day!

On this day in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded by William D. Boyce in Washington D.C.

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On February 8, 1820, William Tecumseh Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio

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9th president William Henry Harrison born in Berkeley, Virginia

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On February 11, 1847, American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio

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On February 12, 1809, 16th president Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky

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Today is Mardi Gras!

On February 13, 1885, First Lady Elizabeth “Bess” Truman was born in Independence, Missouri

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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On October 14, 1994, Saguaro National Park was established in Arizona

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On this day in 1820, American activist Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts

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On February 17, 1913, the famed 1913 Armory Show opened in New York City

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On February 18, 1735, the first opera in America was performed in Charleston, South Carolina

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn first published in the U.S.

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On February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, allowing the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II

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Happy Presidents Day!

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On February 21, 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated in Washington, D.C.

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On this day in 1732, founding father and our 1st president George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia

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On February 24, 1836, American artist Winslow Homer was born in Boston, Massachusetts

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On February 26, 1919, Grand Canyon National Park was established in Arizona

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On February 27, 1902, American author John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow born in Portland, Maine

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Yellowstone National Park established in 1872

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