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Today In History – March 02 – Congress Abolishes African Slave Trade

Congress abolishes the African slave trade – Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the most disputed and controversial presidential elections in American history – Operation Rolling Thunder in North Vietnam begins – Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan begins – The Ashura Massacre in Iraq – Bush honors the Boston Red Sox

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Today In History – March 01 – Articles Of Confederation Are Ratified

Articles of Confederation are ratified – Lindbergh baby kidnapped – Kennedy establishes Peace Corps – Bomb explodes in Capitol building – Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice

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Today In History – February 28 – The First Gulf War Ends

Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object to achieve a polar orbit, is launched – Subway crash in London kills 43 – Gorbachev calls for nuclear weapons treaty – The first Gulf War ends – First NATO Military Action

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Today In History – February 27 – Twenty-Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Ratified

The island of New Britain is discovered – Britain recognizes U.S. authority over Western Hemisphere – The British Labour Party is founded – Supreme Court defends women’s voting rights, Mine explosion kills 74 in Montana – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified – U.S. Olympic hockey team beats Soviet Union

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Today In History – February 26 – World Trade Center Is Bombed

British Atomic bomb. Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations. World Trade Center is bombed. The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya. Honda introduces Formula One “Earth Car”

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Today In History – February 25 – First Ever African-American Congressman, A Republican, Sworn In

British surrender Fort Sackville. Legal Tender Act passed. African American congressman sworn in. Eastern Air Lines Flight 304 crashes in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain. Explosion kills hundreds in Brazil

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Today In History – February 24 – President Andrew Johnson Impeached

President Andrew Johnson impeached. Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament. Reagan announces Caribbean Basin Initiative. Supreme Court defends right to satirize public figures. United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight. Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years

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Today In History – February 23 – Ground Phase Of Gulf War Begins

Lincoln avoids assassination attempt, The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded, Children receive first polio vaccine, Eric Heiden speed skates into Olympic history, Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the gulf war, Schindler’s List shown uncut on network televisio

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Today In History – February 22 – Lee Petty Wins First Ever Daytona 500

Rashi, (Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaki) is born, George Washington is born, The U.S. acquires Spanish Florida, Montana passes law against sedition, Calvin Coolidge first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House, Lee Petty wins first ever Daytona 500, Deadly tornadoes rip through central Florida, Gang commits largest robbery in British history

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Today In History – February 21 – Washington Monument Dedicated

Marxizm is born, The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut, Washington Monument dedicated, llied troops capture Jericho, The New Yorker publishes its first issue, NASCAR founded, Swissair Flight 330 crashis kills 38 passengers, Nixon arrives in China for talks

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Today In History – February 20 – George Washington Formally Created the U.S. Postal Service

Edward VI of England Crowned, President George Washington signs legislation creating the U.S. Postal Service, New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art opens, Amir of Afghanistan is assassinated, Atlanta Constitution editor is kidnapped

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Today In History – February 19 – Vice President Aaron Burr Arrested for Treason

Vice President Aaron Burr arrested for treason, Thomas Edison patents the phonograph, Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066

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Today In History – February 18 – First Academy Awards announced

First Academy Awards announced, Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history, Dale Earnhardt killed in crash

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Today In History – February 17 – Thomas Jefferson Elected President After Electoral Deadlock

Deadlock over presidential election ends, Ferry sinks near Haiti, Newsweek magazine is published for the first time, China invades Vietnam

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Today In History – February 16 – China Airlines Flight 676 Crashes

The most daring act of the age, Civil War: Capture of Fort Donelson, President of France Félix Faure dies in office, Castro sworn in, China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a road and residential area

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Today In History – February 15 – First Teddy Bear Goes On Sale

First Teddy bear goes on sale, FDR escapes assassination in Miami, Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, Canada adopts maple leaf flag, Soviet war in Afghanistan Ends

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Today In History – February 14 – Penicillin Discovered

Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state, First trainload of oranges leaves Los Angeles, The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established, Penicillin Discovered, Tornadoes sweep through southern Georgia

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Today In History – February 13 – First Medal of Honor Action

Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed, First Medal of Honor Action, Johnson approves Operation Rolling Thunder

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Today In History – February 12 – Abraham Lincoln is born

Congress enacts first fugitive slave law, Abraham Lincoln is born, President Clinton acquitted, Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes, Writers’ strike ends after 100 days

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Today In History – February 11 – First U.S. Hospital Opens

First Hospital in USA, Russia’s General Kaledin commits suicide, Governor Sarah Palin born, Nelson Mandela released from prison, Dick Cheney hunting incident

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Today In History – February 10 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified

The Battle of Carr’s Fort, The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, Journalists killed in helicopter crash

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Today In History – February 09 – First Presidential election decided in the House

President William Henry Harrison is born, Presidential election decided in the House, Daylight saving time instituted, U.S. sends first combat troops to South Vietnam

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Today In History – February 08 – First Execution By Lethal Gas

President Cleveland signs devastating Dawes Act into law, The Russo-Japanese War begins, First Execution By Lethal Gas

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Today In History – February 07 – First Human Satellite

Earthquake causes fluvial tsunami in Mississippi, First human satellite, Soviet Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power

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Today In History – February 06 – Elizabeth Becomes Queen

Dalton Gang commits its first train robbery, Elizabeth becomes queen, President Ronald Reagan born, The “Reagan Doctrine” is announced

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Today In History – February 05 – First US State To Abolish Primogeniture and Entail

Georgia adopts a new state constitution, Mexican constitution proclaimed, Immigration act passed over Wilson’s veto

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Today in History – February 04 – First U.S. President Elected

George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, is unanimously elected the first president of the United States

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Today in History – February 03 – First Hispanic Attorney General

Alberto Gonzales first Hispanic attorney general, Woodrow Wilson dies, New England Patriots take home first Super Bowl

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Today in History – February 02 – First Groundhog Day

In this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

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Holocaust Memorial Day – January 27

“…for the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”

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