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This Day in History for January 15 – ‘Miracle On the Hudson’ and More

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

1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey in London (More info)

1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia (More info)

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This Day in History for January 14 – ‘The Simpsons’ Premieres and More

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

1784 – The United States Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain, ending the Revolutionary War (More info)

1954 – Marilyn Monroe marries baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (More info)

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Giving a day of commemoration to one of the world's most instrumental civil rights leaders whose peaceful words and deeds contributed to a whole new understanding of equality and brotherhood seems like a no-brainer. Marti

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This Day in History for January 8 – ‘Mona Lisa’ Comes to America and More

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

1790 – President George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address (More info)

1835 – For the only time in history, the United States national debt is $0 (More info)

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This Day in History for January 2 – 55 MPH Speed Limit Enacted and More

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

1935 – Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh (More info)

1942 – In the largest espionage case in United States history, the FBI convicts 33 members of the Duquesne Spy Ring (More info)

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This Day in History for January 1 – Emancipation Proclamation Signed and More

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

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the rebelling states (More info)

1934 – Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison (More info)

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This Day in History for December 31 – Times Square Celebrates and More

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

1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time (More info)

1907 – The first New Year’s Eve celebration is held in Times Square — then known as Longacre Square — in New York City (More info)

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This Day in History for December 28 – Pledge of Allegiance Adopted and More

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

1065 – Westminster Abbey is consecrated (More info)

1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign (More info)

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This Day in History for December 27 – Radio City Music Hall Opens and More

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

1831 – Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution (More info)

1900 – Prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up her first saloon, causing several thousand dollars in damage and landing in jail (More info)

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This Day in History for December 26 – Tsunami Engulfs Southeast Asia and More

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

1946 – Mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel opens The Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas (More info)

1966 – The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach (More info)

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This Day in History for December 25 – ‘White Christmas’ Premieres and More

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

1066 – William the Conqueror is crowned King of England (More info)

1776 – George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey (More info)

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This Day in History for December 24 – First National Christmas Tree Lighting and More

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

1818 – ‘Silent Night’ is composed by Franz Gruber (More info)

1914 – An extraordinary Christmas truce begins during World War I (More info)

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