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This Day in History for March 22 – Hale-Bopp Comet Appears and More

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

1765 – The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies (More info)

1894 – The first Stanley Cup championship game is won by the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, which triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals (More info)

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This Day in History for March 21 – Selma Civil Rights March and More

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1804 – Napoleonic Code is approved in France, giving the country its first post-revolutionary set of laws concerning property, colonial affairs, the family, and individual rights (More info)

1963 – Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners (More info)

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This Day in History for March 20 – Lennon Marries Ono and More

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1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ is published (More info)

1854 – Members of the Whig Party splinter off into a new group they call the Republican Party (More info)

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This Day in History for March 19 – Nevada Legalizes Gambling and More

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

1920 – The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (More info)

1931 – The Nevada legislature legalizes gambling in an attempt to lift the state out of the hard times caused by the Great Depression (More info)

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'Death of Caesar' by Vincenzo Camuccini / Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for March 15 – Ides of March and More

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

44 BC – On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar is stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus (More info)

1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas (More info)

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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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This Day in History for March 9 – Barbie Introduced and More

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1841 – The US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally (More info)

1916 – Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico (More info)

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This Day in History for March 8 – VW Bus Manufactured and More

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1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded (More info)

1948 – The Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools violates the US Constitution (More info)

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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This Day in History for March 6 – Walter Cronkite Retires and More

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1836 – The Alamo falls to Mexican forces (More info)

1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case that slaves are not US citizens (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for March 5 – Boston Massacre and More

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

1770 – Five Americans are killed by British troops in an event that would later become known as the Boston Massacre (More info)

1872 – George Westinghouse patents the air brake (More info)

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What’s the Real Story Behind the Popular Soft Drink Coca-Cola?

Nothing could be more American than sitting down with your friends, in a restaurant or during the big game, and enjoying a great big glass of Coca-Cola, right? Coca-Cola means Santa Claus, family outings and summertime fun… in other words, pure Americana.

So, what does Coca-Cola have to do with America’s war on drugs?

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This Day in History for March 2 – ‘King Kong’ Premieres and More

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

1836 – The Republic of Texas declares its independence from Mexico (More info)

1877 – The US Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the previous November’s election, even though Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote (More info)

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