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date: 05 Aug
The Mayflower Sets Sail for the New World  -  August 5th 1620  -     The religious turmoil of sixteenth century Britain, the split from Rome under Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy in 1535, the establishment of the Church of England under Henry, then...
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  • 17th Century
  • American History
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date: 17 Jun
5 Arrested for Breaking into Watergate Hotel and Office Complex, Washington DC     -  17th June 1972  -           In May 1972 burglars broke in to headquarters of the Democratic Party. They stole top secret documents, photographed others and bugged...
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  • 20th Century
  • American History
  • Politics
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date: 25 Jan
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 9th 1876 Alexander Graham...
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  • 20th Century
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date: 01 Nov
The First American President lives in the White House  - 1st November 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, alongside...
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  • 19th Century
  • American History
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date: 12 Aug
The First Model T Ford produced     -  12th August 1908  -   Henry Ford did not invent the automobile. Nor did he start the production line. What he did do was put the two together. This changed the way first Americans, then the rest of the world,...
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  • 20th Century
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