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This Day in History

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This Day in History for October 19 — ‘Black Monday’ Stock Market Crash and More

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

1781: British General Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolution (more info)

1789: Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (more info)

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This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

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

1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (More info)

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This Day in History for July 5 – Hormel Introduces SPAM and More

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

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London, England (More info)

1937 – The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)

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This Day in History for June 14 – Stars & Stripes Adopted and More

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

1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States (More info)

1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev. Elijah Craig (More info)

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This Day in History for June 13 – Thurgood Marshall Nominated and More

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

1966 – The US Supreme Court rules on Miranda v. Arizona, stating police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them (More info)

1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the US Supreme Court (More info)

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This Day in History for June 12 – Iran Election Disputed and More

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

1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday (More info)

1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith (More info)

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This Day in History for June 11 – Escape From Alcatraz and More

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

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to successfully escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay (More info)

1963 – Alabama Governor George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to keep two black students from attending the school (More info)

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