Week of Events

On this day in 1790, the first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins

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On this day in 1819, American novelist Herman Melville was born in New York, New York

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On this day – Colorado enters the Union as the 38th State

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On this day in 1790, the first United States Census began

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On this day – Declaration of Independence is signed

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On this day in 1901, musician Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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On this day in 1735, newspaper publisher John Peter Zenger was acquitted of seditious libel

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On this day – 1st Lady Edith Roosevelt was born

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On this day in 1755, American patriot and spy Nathan Hale was born in Coventry, Connecticut

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