Tag: history

May 18, 1860: Abraham Lincoln nominated for president

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April 5, 1722: Europeans land on Easter Island

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April 4, 1949: North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington D.C.

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March 28, 1979: The Three Mile Island nuclear waste leak occurs

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March 6, 1899: Bayer trademarks Aspirin

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January 27, 1302: Dante is exiled from Florence

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January 10, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes ‘Common Sense’

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