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This Day in History for May 3 – The First Spam E-mail Is Sent and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1802 – Washington, DC is granted a municipal government consisting of a mayor appointed by the president of the US, officially incorporating it as a city (More info)

1877 – Ontario, Canada’s Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world, has its first game (More info)

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This Day in History for May 2 – Osama bin Laden is Killed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1939 – Lou Gehrig establishes a major-league baseball record by playing his 2,130th consecutive game (More info)

1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin during World War Two (More info)

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This Day in History for April 30 – Hitler Commits Suicide and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1803 – France sells the Louisiana territory and adjoining lands to the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase (More info)

1939 – Commercial television makes its official US debut, broadcasting from the Empire State Building at the New York World’s Fair (More info)

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This Day in History for April 28 – Mussolini Exocuted and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny against Capt. William Bligh aboard the British ship ‘Bounty’ (More info)

1945 – Former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress are executed by firing squad (More info)

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This Day in History for April 27 – Sultana Steamboat Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The steamboat Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River and kills 1,700 passengers, many of whom were discharged Union soldiers (More info)

1956 – Rocky Marciano becomes the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire with a perfect record (More info)

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This Day in History for April 26 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln (More info)

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established (More info)

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Library of Congress
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This Day in History for April 24 – Library of Congress Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established (More info)

1898 – The United States declares war on Spain (More info)

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This Day in History for April 23 – New Coke Introduced and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1564 – William Shakespeare is born; historians believe he died on his birthday in 1616 (More info)

1910 – Theodore Roosevelt makes his The Man in the Arena speech (More info)

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This Day in History for March 29 – US Troops Leave Vietnam and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1867 – The North America Act is passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada (More info)

1929 – Herbert Hoover becomes the first president to have a telephone installed in the Oval Office (More info)

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This Day in History for March 28 – Three Mile Island Accident and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1834 – President Andrew Jackson becomes the first president to be censured by Congress (More info)

1939 – The Spanish Civil War ends (More info)

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Girl Scouts of the USA
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This Day in History for March 12 – Girl Scouts Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1912 – The Girl Guides — later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA — are founded (More info)

1933 – Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation in the first of his “fireside chats” (More info)

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