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This Day in History for September 14 – Roosevelt Takes Office and More

1901 – US President William McKinley dies after a September 6 assassination attempt and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt (More info)

1927 – Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan is killed in a bizarre accident when the enormous silk scarf around her neck gets tangled in the rear hubcaps of her moving car (More info)

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This Day in History for September 13 – Oslo Accords Signed and More

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1814 – Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (More info)

1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (More info)

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This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More

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1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info)

1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)

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This Day in History for August 24 – Mount Vesuvius Erupts and More

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

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae in volcanic ash (More info)

1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory (More info)

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This Day in History for August 23 – Gaddafi Overthrown and More

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1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino dies from a ruptured ulcer at the age of 31, sending tens of thousands of fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning (More info)

1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union shock the world by signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact (More info)

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This Day in History for August 22 – Red Cross Is Founded and More

565 – St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland (More info)

1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico (More info)

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This Day in History for August 21 – Hawaii Becomes a State and More

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1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves in a rebellion (More info)

1858 – The famous debates between Sen. Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln begin (More info)

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This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More

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1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info)

1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)

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This Day in History for August 13 – Berlin Divides Itself and More

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1878 – A yellow fever epidemic in Memphis eventually empties the city (More info)

1918 – Opha Mae Johnson becomes the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps (More info)

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This Day in History for August 8 – Nixon Resigns and More

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1863 – Gen. Robert E. Lee offers his resignation following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg (More info)

1876 – Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph (More info)

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This Day in History for August 6 – Hiroshima Bombed and More

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1890 – Murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair (More info)

1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping (More info)

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This Day in History for August 3 – Calvin Coolidge Takes Office and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

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