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Today in History - February 28

1827 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad incorporated for commercial transportation of people and freight.

1844 – Several people were killed aboard the USS Princeton when a 12-inch gun exploded. 530 more words

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Today In Charleston History: February 28

1752 – Births

William Washington was born in Stafford County, Virginia. He was second cousin to George Washington and would later play an important role during the Revolution in South Carolina.   530 more words

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"crusades" - absolutely unlawful”

“The Waldenses and Albigenses who were distinguished by the name of Cathari or Puritans

considered these expeditions into Palestine

as absolutely unlawful.”

- Johann von Mosheim, from his… 6 more words

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Today In Charleston History: February 27

1719

The Assembly passed an act providing funds to pay the debts incurred by Gov. Johnson and Col. Rhett in their actions against the pirates. 78 more words

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Today in History - February 27

1700 – The Pacific Island of New Britain was discovered.

1801 – The city of Washington, DC, was placed under congressional jurisdiction.

1827 – New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras celebration. 414 more words

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