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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 5 – ‘American Bandstand’ Debuts and More

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1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info)

1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid in New York Harbor (More info)

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This Day in History for July 18 – ‘Mein Kampf’ Published and More

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64 – A great fire begins that ultimately destroys most of Rome (More info)

1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, ‘Mein Kampf’ (More info)

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This Day in History for June 17 – Lady Liberty Arrives and More

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1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor (More info)

1928 – Amelia Earhart embarks on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman (More info)

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This Day in History for June 10 – Benjamin Franklin Discovers Electricity and More

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1692 – The first hanging resulting from the Salem Witch Trials takes place (More info)

1752 – Benjamin Franklin’s kite is struck by lightning, leading to the discovery of electricity (More info)

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This Day in History for May 28 – Volkswagen Founded and More

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1929 – The first all-color, full-length talking picture, ‘On with the Show!,’ debuts (More info)

1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens (More info)

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This Day in History for May 27 – Golden Gate Bridge Opens and More

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1647 – The first recorded execution of a “witch” takes place in Massachusetts (More info)

1933 – The World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Ill. (More info)

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This Day in History for December 22 – ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repealed and More

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1807 – At the urging of President Thomas Jefferson, Congress passes the Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries (More info)

1941 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, DC for a series of meetings with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on a unified Anglo-American war strategy (More info)

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This Day in History for November 30 – ‘Thriller’ Released and More

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1981 – In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (More info)

1982 – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ the best-selling album of all time, is released (More info)

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This Day in History for November 19 – Reagan Meets Gorbachev and More

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1863 – President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery ceremony at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (More info)

1943 – The Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in western Ukraine, murdering at least 6,000 Jews after a failed uprising and mass escape attempt (More info)

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