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This Day in History for December 20 — Elvis Drafted Into Army, and More

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

1803: The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans (more info)

1860: South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the United States (more info)

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This Day in History for October 18 — Alaska Becomes a U.S. Territory, and More

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

1469: Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile in Valladolid, beginning a cooperative reign that would unite Spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power (more info)

1648: Boston Shoemakers form the first US labor organization (more info)

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

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

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 21 – Benedict Arnold Commits Treason and More

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

1780 – American General Benedict Arnold commits treason by giving the British the plans to West Point (More info)

1792 – The National Convention declares France a republic and abolishes the monarchy (More info)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 12 – JFK Marries Jackie and More

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

1940 – Ancient cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France (More info)

1953 – Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (More info)

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

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

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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This Day in History for September 9 – California Gains Statehood and More

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

1776 – The Second Continental Congress changes the name of the nation from the United Colonies to the United States of America (More info)

1850 – California is admitted as the 31st US state, bypassing the usual waiting period of being a territory first (More info)

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This Day in History for September 8 – ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ Premieres and More

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

1504 – Michelangelo's 'David' is unveiled in Florence, Italy (More info)

1966 – The first 'Star Trek' series premieres on NBC (More info)

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This Day in History for September 7 – ESPN Debuts and More

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

1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut (More info)

1813 – The United States federal government gets its nickname, Uncle Sam (More info)

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