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This Day in History for October 10 – Spiro Agnew Resigns and More

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1845 – The US Naval Academy opens in Annapolis, Maryland, with 50 midshipmen students (More info)

1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion (More info)

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This Day in History for October 8 – Great Chicago Fire Begins and More

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1871 – The Great Chicago Fire begins and goes on to kill 250 people, leave 100,000 people homeless, and destroy thousands of buildings (More info)

1956 – The New York Yankees' Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history (More info)

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This Day in History for October 1 – Disney World Opens and More

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1931 – The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens (More info)

1946 – Twelve Nazi leaders are sentenced to death at the Nuremberg Trials (More info)

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This Day in History for September 28 – Penicillin Discovered and More

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48 BC – Upon landing in Egypt, Roman general and politician Pompey the Great is murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt (More info)

1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players are indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the so-called Black Sox Scandal (More info)

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This Day in History for September 19 – Unabomber Manifesto Published and More

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1881 – US President James Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting (More info)

1934 – Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. (More info)

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This Day in History for September 18 – US Capitol Cornerstone Laid and More

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1793 – George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building (More info)

1837 – Tiffany & Young -- later Tiffany and Co. -- is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City (More info)

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This Day in History for September 17 – US Constitution Signed and More

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1787 – The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (More info)

1978 – The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt (More info)

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This Day in History for September 13 – Oslo Accords Signed and More

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1814 – Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (More info)

1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (More info)

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This Day in History for September 10 – Last Guillotine Execution and More

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1608 – John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia (More info)

1897 – A London man is arrested for drunk driving, making him the first person apprehended for the crime (More info)

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What’s the Real Story Behind the History of the Microwave Oven? [VIDEO]

The microwave oven is a wonderful time saver. When you want to defrost a chicken, warm up a bowl of soup, pop some popcorn or cook an instant burrito, you can’t beat microwave technology.

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Titanic Discovery Day

Back on this day in 1985 an American-French expedition by led by marine geologist Dr. Robert Ballard located the wreck.  The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 and over 1,500 lives perished on that fateful night.ti

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This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More

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1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info)

1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)

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