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This Day in History for September 23 – Neptune Discovered and More

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

1779 – John Paul Jones declares “I have not yet begun to fight!” (More info)

1846 – German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory (More info)

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National Archives
National Archives
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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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Chris Hondros, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 22 – Emancipation Proclamation Issued and More

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

1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established (More info)

1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issues the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which proposes to free all slaves of rebel states as of January 1, 1863 (More info)

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Helena – a.k.a. Crabtown?

 

The History of our State Capital is so interesting.  If you ever get a chance to take a tour around  Helena, I highly recommend it.  Like many other towns in Montana, Helena started out as a mining town and was almost named Crabtown!

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 14 – Roosevelt Takes Office and More

1901 – US President William McKinley dies after a September 6 assassination attempt and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt (More info)

1927 – Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan is killed in a bizarre accident when the enormous silk scarf around her neck gets tangled in the rear hubcaps of her moving car (More info)

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Vince Musi, The White House
Vince Musi, The White House
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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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Keystone, Getty Images
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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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basykes, Flickr
basykes, Flickr
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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 – Ford Pardons Nixon 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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Wikipedia
Wikipedia
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This Day in History for September 7 – US Dubbed ‘Uncle Sam’ and More

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

1921 – The first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

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Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 6 – Ripken Breaks Record and More

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

1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Spain, thus becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the globe (More info)

1901 – Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York (More info)

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Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons
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The History Behind Labor Day

What’s not to love about Labor Day? A long weekend, BBQs and parades — really, no responsibilities except for having a great time and toasting the end of summer. But what exactly does Labor Day celebrate?

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