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This Day in History for February 17 – VW Beetle Breaks Record and More

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1801 – The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is broken by the House of Representatives, which elected Jefferson president (More info)

1820 – The US Senate passes the Missouri Compromise, an attempt to deal with the dangerously divisive issue of extending slavery into the western territories (More info)

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This Day in History for February 16 – Castro Assumes Power and More

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1923 – English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen (More info)

1937 – Wallace H. Carothers receives a US patent for nylon (More info)

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This Day in History for February 15 – Teddy Bears Introduced and More

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1879 – President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the US Supreme Court (More info)

1903 – Teddy bears, named after President Theodore Roosevelt, first go on sale (More info)

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This Day in History for February 14 – Penicillin Discovered and More

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1920 – The League of Women Voters is founded (More info)

1929 – Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago in what would come to be known as the Saint Valentine’s Day massacre (More info)

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This Day in History for February 13 – Switzerland Declared Neutral and More

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1914 – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP, is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members (More info)

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This Day in History for February 10 – Tyson Found Guilty and More

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1763 – The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War, and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain (More info)

1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City (More info)

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This Day in History for February 9 – US Troops Arrive in Vietnam and More

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1942 – Year-round daylight saving time is reinstated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources (More info)

1950 – Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the US Department of State of being filled with Communists (More info)

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This Day in History for February 8 – NASDAQ Opens and More

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1587 – Mary Queen of Scots is executed on suspicion of having been involved in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (More info)

1915 – D.W. Griffith’s controversial film ‘The Birth of a Nation’ premieres in Los Angeles (More info)

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This Day in History for February 7 – Beatlemania Begins and More

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1926 – Carter G. Woodson founds Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month (More info)

1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, ‘Pinocchio,’ premieres (More info)

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This Day in History for February 6 – Monopoly Debuts and More

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1935 – The popular board game Monopoly goes on sale (More info)

1952 – Upon the death of her father, George VI, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen Elizabeth II (More info)

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This Day in History for February 3 – ‘The Day the Music Died’ and More

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1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race (More info)

1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax (More info)

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This Day in History for February 2 – First Groundhog Day and More

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1887 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed (More info)

1922 – James Joyce’s groundbreaking novel ‘Ulysses’ is published (More info)

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