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This Day in History for September 12 – JFK Marries Jackie and More

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1940 – Ancient cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France (More info)

1953 – Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (More info)

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This Day in History for September 9 – California Gains Statehood and More

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1776 – The Second Continental Congress changes the name of the nation from the United Colonies to the United States of America (More info)

1850 – California is admitted as the 31st US state, bypassing the usual waiting period of being a territory first (More info)

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This Day in History for September 8 – Ford Pardons Nixon and More

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1504 – Michelangelo’s ‘David’ is unveiled in Florence, Italy (More info)

1966 – The first ‘Star Trek’ series premieres on NBC (More info)

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This Day in History for September 7 – US Dubbed ‘Uncle Sam’ and More

1813 – The United States federal government gets its nickname, Uncle Sam (More info)

1921 – The first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

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This Day in History for September 6 – Ripken Breaks Record and More

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1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Spain, thus becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the globe (More info)

1901 – Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York (More info)

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This Day in History for September 2 – V-J Day and More

1666 – The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying St. Paul’s Cathedral and 10,000 other buildings (More info)

1789 – The United States Department of the Treasury is founded (More info)

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This Day in History for September 1 – Titanic Wreckage Found and More

1864 – Atlanta falls to Union forces during the Civil War (More info)

1897 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America (More info)

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This Day in History for August 29 – Hurricane Katrina Strikes and More

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1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction (More info)

1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded (More info)

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This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More

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1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info)

1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania, leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)

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This Day in History for August 26 – Charles Lindbergh Dies and More

1920 – The 19th amendment to the Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote (More info)

1939 – The first televised Major League Baseball game is broadcast (More info)

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This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More

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1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info)

1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)

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This Day in History for August 24 – Mount Vesuvius Erupts and More

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79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae in volcanic ash (More info)

1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory (More info)

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