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This Day in History for May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover is Appointed to the FBI and More

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1863 – Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies, eight days after being accidentally shot by his own troops (More info)

1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western US, is completed with the driving in of a golden spike in Promontory Summit, UT (More info)

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This Day in History for May 8 – First Westminster Dog Show Opens and More

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1877 – The first Westminster Dog Show is held (More info)

1902 – On the Caribbean island of Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of St. Pierre and killing nearly 40,000 people (More info)

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This Day in History for May 7 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Debuts and More

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1718 – New Orleans, Louisiana (first named La Nouvelle-Orléans) was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (More info)

1824 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, famous for its ‘Ode to Joy’ melody, debuts in Vienna (More info)

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This Day in History for May 4 – The First Grammy Awards Are Held and More

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1932 – Al Capone is jailed for tax evasion (More info)

1959 – The first ever Grammy Awards are held (More info)

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This Day in History for May 3 – The First Spam E-mail Is Sent and More

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1802 – Washington, DC is granted a municipal government consisting of a mayor appointed by the president of the US, officially incorporating it as a city (More info)

1877 – Ontario, Canada’s Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world, has its first game (More info)

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This Day in History for May 2 – Osama bin Laden is Killed and More

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1939 – Lou Gehrig establishes a major-league baseball record by playing his 2,130th consecutive game (More info)

1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin during World War Two (More info)

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What Is the Real Story Behind the History of Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here are a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:

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This Day in History for April 30 – Hitler Commits Suicide and More

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1803 – France sells the Louisiana territory and adjoining lands to the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase (More info)

1939 – Commercial television makes its official US debut, broadcasting from the Empire State Building at the New York World’s Fair (More info)

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This Day in History for April 27 – Sultana Steamboat Disaster and More

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1865 – The steamboat Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River and kills 1,700 passengers, many of whom were discharged Union soldiers (More info)

1956 – Rocky Marciano becomes the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire with a perfect record (More info)

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This Day in History for April 26 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and More

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1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln (More info)

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established (More info)

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This Day in History for April 25 – DC Comics Introduces Batman and More

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1859 – British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal (More info)

1901 – New York becomes the first US state to require automobile license plates (More info)

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This Day in History for April 24 – Library of Congress Established and More

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1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established (More info)

1898 – The United States declares war on Spain (More info)

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