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This Day in History for June 7 – Graceland Opens and More

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

1776 – Richard Henry Lee introduces a resolution proposing a Declaration of Independence (More info)

1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the “whites-only” car of a train, leading to the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson court case (More info)

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This Day in History for June 6 – D-Day and More

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

1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association, aka YMCA, is founded in London (More info)

1944 – Gen. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the Allied invasion of northern France, code named D-Day (More info)

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This Day in History for June 5 – Apple II Goes On Sale and More

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

1933 – The United States takes itself off the gold standard (More info)

1947 – US Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe in what would come to be known as the Marshall Plan (More info)

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This Day in History for June 4 – 19th Amendment Passes and More

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

1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run (More info)

1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded (More info)

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This Day in History for June 1 – ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Released and More

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

1967 – The Beatles release their landmark album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (More info)

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is first published (More info)

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This Day in History for May 31 – Big Ben Begins Operating and More

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

1859 – Big Ben goes into operation in London (More info)

1879 – New York City’s Gilmore’s Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden (More info)

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This Day in History for May 30 – Lincoln Memorial Dedicated and More

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

1431 – Joan of Arc is burned at the stake as a heretic (More info)

1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accuses Jackson’s wife of bigamy (More info)

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This Day in History for May 29 – World War II Memorial Dedicated and More

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

1790 – Rhode Island becomes the last of the original US colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th state (More info)

1942 – Bing Crosby records Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas,’ the best-selling Christmas single in history (More info)

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This Day in History for May 25 – ‘Star Wars’ Hits Theaters and More

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

1925 – John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution (More info)

1968 – The St. Louis Arch is dedicated (More info)

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This Day in History for May 24 – Brooklyn Bridge Opens and More

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

1775 – John Hancock is elected president of the Second Continental Congress (More info)

1844 – Samuel Morse transmits the first telegraph message: “What hath God wrought?” (More info)

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This Day in History for May 23 – Bonnie and Clyde Killed and More

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

1701 – William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, is hanged for piracy and murder (More info)

1911 – The New York Public Library is dedicated (More info)

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This Day in History for May 22 – Johnny Carson Signs Off and More

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

1906 – The Wright brothers are granted a US patent for their “Flying Machine” (More info)

1947 – The Truman Doctrine provides aid to Greece and Turkey in an effort to combat the spread of Communism (More info)

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