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date: 25 Jan
The First Transcontinental Telephone Call   -  January 25th 1915  -     Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission.   The New York Times said the following: “On October 9th1876 Alexander...
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date: 01 Nov 2018
The First American President lives in the White House     -  1stNovember 1800  -     After the inauguration of George Washington as President in 1789 plans were made to design and build a President’s house in a federal district of the capital,...
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date: 21 Feb
The Dedication of the Washington Monument     -  February 21st 1885  -     The idea to build a monument to the first President of America seemed natural. The fact that it should be awe-inspiring obvious. The problems that followed were less...
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date: 17 Jan
Start of Prohibition in the United States of America     -  January 17th 1920  -       The history of America flirting with ‘banning the bottle’ actually started in 1851 when Maine passed a stateside law prohibiting the making and sale of alcohol....
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date: 07 Nov
The Mary Celeste Leaves New York Harbour     -  7th November 1872  -     So much has been written about this boat that was found abandoned between the Azores and the Portuguese coast. So much speculation. It is probably what Donald Trump would now...
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