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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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This Day in History for March 1 – Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped and More

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

1781 – The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation (More info)

1790 – The first United States census is authorized (More info)

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This Day in History for February 28 – ‘M*A*S*H’ Bids Farewell and More

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

1784 – John Wesley charters the Methodist Church in the United States (More info)

1883 – The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

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This Day in History for February 27 – First Mardi Gras and More

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

1827 – A group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations (More info)

1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified (More info)

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This Day in History for February 24 – Andrew Johnson Impeached and More

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

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar (More info)

1803 – In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review (More info)

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This Day in History for February 23 – Polio Vaccines Begin and More

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

1896 – The Tootsie Roll is introduced (More info)

1927 – President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill establishing the Federal Radio Commission — later the Federal Communications Commission — which regulated the use of US radio frequencies (More info)

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This Day in History for February 22 – ‘Miracle on Ice’ and More

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

1819 – By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for $5 million (More info)

1879 – In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of five-and-dime Woolworth stores (More info)

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This Day in History for February 21 – Malcolm X Assassinated and More

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

1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish ‘The Communist Manifesto’ (More info)

1878 – The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, CT (More info)

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This Day in History for February 17 – VW Beetle Breaks Record and More

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

1801 – The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is broken by the House of Representatives, which elected Jefferson president (More info)

1820 – The US Senate passes the Missouri Compromise, an attempt to deal with the dangerously divisive issue of extending slavery into the western territories (More info)

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This Day in History for February 16 – Castro Assumes Power and More

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

1923 – English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen (More info)

1937 – Wallace H. Carothers receives a US patent for nylon (More info)

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