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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 2 – Queen Elizabeth Crowned and More

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

1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States (More info)

1865 – The American Civil War ends (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 27 – Golden Gate Bridge Opens and More

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

1647 – The first recorded execution of a “witch” takes place in Massachusetts (More info)

1933 – The World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Ill. (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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It’s Thursssssssday! One More Day Till The Weekend!

It's Thursssssssday!  One more day till the weekend!  Today is the day Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message, "What hath God wrought!" from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opens America's first telegraph line.  Earth, Wind and Fire took 'Shining Star' to number 1 in 1975 and 'Thelma & Louise' is in theaters in '91.

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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 21 – Susan Lucci Finally Wins and More

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

1881 – The American Red Cross is founded (More info)

1927 – Charles Lindbergh completes the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis (More info)

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This Day in History for May 19 – Anne Boleyn Beheaded and More

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

1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded (More info)

1897 – Writer Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison (More info)

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This Day in History for May 17 – NYSE Formed and More

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

1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is formed (More info)

1875 – The first Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (More info)

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This Day in History for May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover is Appointed to the FBI and More

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

1863 – Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies, eight days after being accidentally shot by his own troops (More info)

1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western US, is completed with the driving in of a golden spike in Promontory Summit, UT (More info)

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This Day in History for May 8 – First Westminster Dog Show Opens and More

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

1877 – The first Westminster Dog Show is held (More info)

1902 – On the Caribbean island of Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of St. Pierre and killing nearly 40,000 people (More info)

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