Today in History – March 4th

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51 – Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth). 1152 – Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor 1215 – King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III. 1628 – England’s King Charles I […]

Today in History – March 3rd

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1634 – First tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole) 1791 – First US internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages) 1803 – First impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins. 1843 – Congress appropriates $30,000 “to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs” 1853
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November 4th

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1333 – Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani 1646 – Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God’s word 1841 – First wagon train arrives in California 1845 – First nationally-observed uniform election day in US 1862 – Dr. Richard […]

October 28th – This Day in History

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306 – Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome 969 – Byzantine troops occupy Antioch (in modern Syria) 1492 – Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain 1636 – Harvard University founded 1746 – Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die 1776 – Battle of White Plains;
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