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Today in History: A Reluctant Politician Prepares to Become President

George Washington wasn’t exactly thrilled about becoming America’s first president…

This portrait features George Washington at Princeton during the Revolutionary War, and is dated 1779. Spencer Platt/Getty Images… 157 more words

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Today in History....April 16

0069 – Otho committed suicide after being defeated by Vitellius’ troops at Bedriacum.

0556 – Pelagius I began his reign as Catholic Pope.

1065 – The Norman Robert Guiscard took Bari. 733 more words

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April 16th in history:

On April 16th, 2004, the cruise ship Queen Mary 2 began its first trans-Atlantic crossing from England to New York.

The sinking of the Titanic in 1912… 63 more words

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The death of Hu Yaobang: the first chapter of a story that changed the world.

Twenty-five years ago today, on April 15, 1989, a man named Hu Yaobang died in a hospital in Beijing, China following a heart attack he’d suffered several days earlier. 786 more words


Today in History: The Birth of the Federal Income Tax

In 1861, President Lincoln signed a new law to help pay for the Civil War

President Lincoln visiting soldiers encamped at the Civil War battlefield of Antietam in Maryland in 1862.Rischgitz/Getty Images… 221 more words

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