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This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More

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1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info)

1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)

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This Day in History for August 15 – Woodstock Opens and More

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1057 – King Macbeth of Scotland is slain by Malcolm Canmore, whose father, King Duncan I, was murdered by Macbeth 17 years earlier (More info)

1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info)

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This Day in History for August 10 – Smithsonian Chartered and More

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1793 – The Musée du Louvre officially opens in Paris (More info)

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000 (More info)

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This Day in History for August 9 – Sistine Chapel Opens and More

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1483 – The Sistine Chapel in Rome opens with a celebratory Mass (More info)

1930 – Betty Boop debuts in the cartoon ‘Dizzy Dishes’ (More info)

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This Day in History for August 5 – ‘American Bandstand’ Debuts and More

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1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info)

1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid in New York Harbor (More info)

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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

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1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others (More info)

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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate ratif

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This Day in History for July 27 – Bugs Bunny Debuts and More

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1940 – Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the animated short ‘A Wild Hare’ (More info)

1940 – Billboard magazine publishes its first singles chart (More info)

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This Day in History for July 26 – USPS Established and More

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1775 – Congress establishes the United States Post Office and names Benjamin Franklin the first US Postmaster General (More info)

1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which later becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is created (More info)

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This Day in History for July 25 – Dylan Goes Electric and More

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1946 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music (More info)

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This Day in History for July 14 – Storming of Bastille and More

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1789 – The storming and destruction of Bastille marks the beginning of the French Revolution (More info)

1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States, making it a federal crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the US government (More info)

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This Day in History for July 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More

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1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in US history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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