This Day in History

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  1. hopetown Post author

    This day in history on January 30, 1649, Charles the first from England was be-headed for treason.
    King Charles was in disagreement with his own house of commons, which started a civil war.

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    By Colby W. Stebbins

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  2. Colby

    This day in history February 4th 1789, George Washington, the commander and chief of the Continental Army during the American war of independence, is elected the first president of the United States. John Adams gets elected as the Vice President.

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    By Colby Stebbins

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  3. hopetown Post author

    This Day in History February 11th
    South Africa 1990 Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years. He was the person that lead the movement that was against South African apartheid. He went on to become the president of South Africa.

    By Colby W. Stebbins Information obtained from History.com

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  4. hopetown Post author

    This Day in History February 11th,
    U.S. 1937 A flood had caused damage in nine states. 460 people were killed and 1,610,000 were left homeless. There was at least one billion dollars reported in damages.

    By Colby W. Stebbins Information obtained from History.com

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  5. Colby W.S

    This Day in History February 18th,
    U.S. 1972 The California Supreme Court eliminated the death penalty in that State saying it was unconstitutional.

    South Korea 2003 An arsonist lit a train on fire. The arsonists had ignited a gasoline container on board. 189 people were killed and 150 people were injured.

    U.K. 2005 Fox hunting with dogs had become illegal in England and Wales which is brutally opposed by the Countryside Alliance which supports fox hunting.

    China 1938 A Japanese plan to attack south of the Yellow River was planned. They were headed toward the western part of the central front of China.

    Egypt 1923 Tutankhamen one of the most famous Egyptian Pharaoh’s tomb was found today. There was a large debate on where the artifacts would go.

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  6. hopetown Post author

    This Day in History March 4th,
    U.S. 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt declares that he will end the Great Depression in the United States.

    U.S. 1793 The Electoral College elected George Washington for a second term.

    By Colby W. Stebbins Information obtained from History.com

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  7. Colby W. Stebbins

    This Day in History March 18th,
    Space 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leononov left his voskcod 2 capsule and made the first space walk.

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  8. Colby W. Stebbins

    This Day in History March 18th,
    13 Colonies 1766 This British House of Parliament repealed the Stamp Act but later made a new set of taxes which would anger the colonist even more.

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  9. Colby W. Stebbins

    This Day in History March 18th,
    U.S. 1937 over 400 people, mostly children were met there demise at a school in New London TX.

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  10. Colby W. Stebbins

    This Day in History-
    1976 Spain turned into a democracy.
    1883 Standard time started in the U.S.
    1820 Captain Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica.

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