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November 26, 1922 – In Egypt, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon first went inside the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
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November 22, 1718 – Blackbeard the pirate (Edward Teach) was killed off the coast of North Carolina after a long and prosperous career. Lt. Govenor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia had sent two sloops to put an end to him. The sailors encountered Blackbeard and Lt. Robert Maynard killed him in the fight that followed.
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November 3, 1957 – Soviet Russia launched the world’s first inhabited space capsule, Sputnik II, which carried a dog named Laika.
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Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the U.S. on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. wikipedia.org
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In April 25, 1901, New York was the first state to require Drivers Licenses.  At the time, a drivers license cost $1.00.
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On April 18, 1775,  Paul Revere rode from Charleston to Lexington, Massachusetts shouting his famous saying: “The red Coats are Coming.” The poem is spoken by the landlord of the Wayside Inn and tells a partly fictionalized story of Paul Revere. In the poem, Revere tells a friend to prepare signal lanterns in the Old North Church (North End, Boston) to inform him whether the […]
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On April 1, 1792, Oliver Pollack invented the dollar sign $.
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October 4, 1957 – The Space Age began as the Russians launched the first satellite into orbit. Sputnik I weighed just 184 lbs. and transmitted a beeping radio signal for 21 days. The remarkable accomplishment by Soviet Russia sent a shockwave through the American political leadership resulting in U.S. efforts to be the first on the moon.
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October 1, 1908 – Henry Ford‘s Model T, a “universal car” designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time.
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April 19,1775 – The Revolutionary War (1775-83), also known as the American Revolution, arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown.  Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict.  French assistance helped the Continental Army force […]
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