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This Week in History: March 7-13, 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganMarch 7-13, 2022 March 71644 - Massachusetts establishes the first bicameral (2-chamber) legislature in the colonies.1908 - Cincinnati Mayor...

This Week in History: Feb. 28-March 6, 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganFeb. 28-March 6, 2022 February 281794 - Swiss-born Abraham Gallatin’s election to the U.S. Senate is voided because he...

This Week in History: Feb. 21-27, 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganFeb. 21-27, 2022 February 211885 - The Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, DC. Construction took place in two...

This Week in History: Feb. 14-20 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganFeb. 14-20 2022 February 141803 - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of the U.S....

This Week in History: Feb. 7-13 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganFeb. 7-13 2022 February 71812 - A 7.5–8 magnitude earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri. This was the final in...

Henry Box Brown, The Man Who Escaped Slavery in a 3×2 Box

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When Harry Box Brown was shipped in the box, he almost died. He said he “was resolved to conquer or die,” even as “I felt my eyes swelling as if they would burst from their...

This Week in History: Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganJan. 31-Feb. 6, 2022 January 311851 - Mr. Gail Borden announces the invention of evaporated milk. He patented the...

This Week in History: Jan. 24-30, 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganJan. 24-30, 2022 January 241848 - James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California, starting the gold...

William Lee: The Patriotic Devotion of Washington’s Confidant

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William Lee: The Patriotic Devotion of Washington’s Confidant and Bodyguard in War and Peace By Paul Dowling   “If Billy Lee had been a white man, he would have had an honored place in American history because...

This Week in History: Jan. 17-23, 2022

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This Week in Historyby Dianne Hermann“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald ReaganJan. 17-23, 2022 January 171916 - Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in New York City. Englishman Jim Barnes won...