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

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

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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timpearcelosgatos, Flickr
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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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Holtocw, Wikimedia Commons
Holtocw, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for April 16 – Oliver North Indicted and More

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

1968 – American troops kill between 200 and 500 Vietnamese civilians during the My Lai massacre (More info)

1935 – Adolf Hitler cancels the military clauses of the Treaty of Versailles (More info)

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'Death of Caesar' by Vincenzo Camuccini / Wikimedia Commons
'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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Brendan Smialowski, Getty Images
Brendan Smialowski, Getty Images
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This Day in History for March 14 – JFK Moved to Arlington and More

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

1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin (More info)

1950 – The FBI’s institutes the ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list in an effort to spotlight dangerous fugitives (More info)

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This Day in History for March 13 – Uranus Discovered and More

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

1781 – William Herschel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun (More info)

1865 – The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African-American troops (More info)

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Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA
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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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rebcal, Flickr
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This Day in History for March 8 – VW Bus Manufactured and More

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

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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Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
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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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20th Century Fox Television
20th Century Fox Television
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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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Cheryl Gerber, Getty Images
Cheryl Gerber, Getty Images
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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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Bureau of ATF
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This Day in History for February 26 – World Trade Center Bombed and More

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

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from exile on the island of Elba (More info)

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson signs an act establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a US National Park (More info)

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