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Oslo Accords
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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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Velo Steve, Flickr
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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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Thomas Charles Naudet, McGill University Libraries
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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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This Day in History for August 24 – Mount Vesuvius Erupts and More

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79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae in volcanic ash (More info)

1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory (More info)

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Epsilon, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 23 – Gaddafi Overthrown and More

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1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino dies from a ruptured ulcer at the age of 31, sending tens of thousands of fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning (More info)

1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union shock the world by signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact (More info)

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This Day in History for August 22 – Red Cross Is Founded and More

565 – St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland (More info)

1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico (More info)

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This Day in History for August 21 – Hawaii Becomes a State and More

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1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves in a rebellion (More info)

1858 – The famous debates between Sen. Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln begin (More info)

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This Day in History for August 17 – Clinton Admits Affair and More

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1807 – Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat begins its trip up the Hudson River to Albany, New York, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world (More info)

1962 – East German border guards spur riots when they kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin (More info)

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This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More

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1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info)

1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)

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This Day in History for August 15 – Woodstock Opens and More

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1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info)

1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic (More info)

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