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This Day in History for April 3 – Pony Express Begins and More

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1860 – The first successful United States Pony Express run begins (More info)

1882 – Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford, one of his own gang members (More info)

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This Day in History for April 2 – Pope John Paul II Dies and More

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1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida (More info)

1917 – President Woodrow Wilson asks the US Congress for a declaration of war on Germany (More info)

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This Day in History for March 29 – US Troops Leave Vietnam and More

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1867 – The North America Act is passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada (More info)

1929 – Herbert Hoover becomes the first president to have a telephone installed in the Oval Office (More info)

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This Day in History for March 28 – Three Mile Island Accident and More

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1834 – President Andrew Jackson becomes the first president to be censured by Congress (More info)

1939 – The Spanish Civil War ends (More info)

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This Day in History for March 27 – FDA Approves Viagra and More

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

1866 – President Andrew Johnson vetoes a civil rights bill which later becomes the 14th Amendment (More info)

1912 – Japanese cherry trees are planted along the Potomac, giving rise to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC (More info)

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This Day in History for March 26 – Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty Signed and More

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1945 – The battle of Iwo Jima ends (More info)

1979 – Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty (More info)

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This Day in History for March 23 – Mussolini Founds Facist Movement and More

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

1775 – Patrick Henry opposes British policy by declaring, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” (More info)

1839 – The initials “O.K.” are first published in the Boston Morning Post (More info)

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This Day in History for March 21 – Selma Civil Rights March and More

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1804 – Napoleonic Code is approved in France, giving the country its first post-revolutionary set of laws concerning property, colonial affairs, the family, and individual rights (More info)

1963 – Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners (More info)

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This Day in History for September 26 – First Televised Debate and More

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

1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the globe (More info)

1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State (More info)

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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate ratif

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The Great Blue Norther

Today is a great weather day in Central New York. But November 11 was experienced very differently in 1911. It was one of the wildest weather days the United States has ever seen. It’s gone down in history as the Great Blue Norther.

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