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This Day in History for February 24 – Andrew Johnson Impeached and More

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

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar (More info)

1803 – In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review (More info)

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Keystone, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 23 – Polio Vaccines Begin and More

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

1896 – The Tootsie Roll is introduced (More info)

1927 – President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill establishing the Federal Radio Commission — later the Federal Communications Commission — which regulated the use of US radio frequencies (More info)

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This Day in History for February 21 – Malcolm X Assassinated and More

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

1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish ‘The Communist Manifesto’ (More info)

1878 – The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, CT (More info)

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This Day In History – YouTube Launched [VIDEO]

On This Day in History, YouTube.com was launched.  A few months later the very first video was uploaded to the site.  The video was entitled "Me at the zoo" and was created by one of the founders of the site.  Enjoy this historic video HERE.

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T. Strattman, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 10 – Tyson Found Guilty and More

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

1763 – The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War, and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain (More info)

1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City (More info)

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This Day in History for February 9 – US Troops Arrive in Vietnam and More

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

1942 – Year-round daylight saving time is reinstated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources (More info)

1950 – Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the US Department of State of being filled with Communists (More info)

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bfishadow, Flickr
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This Day in History for February 8 – NASDAQ Opens and More

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

1587 – Mary Queen of Scots is executed on suspicion of having been involved in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (More info)

1915 – D.W. Griffith’s controversial film ‘The Birth of a Nation’ premieres in Los Angeles (More info)

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Dennis Fernkes, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for February 3 – ‘The Day the Music Died’ and More

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

1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race (More info)

1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax (More info)

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 1 – Janet Jackson Exposed and More

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

1790 – In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time (More info)

1884 – The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is published (More info)

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This Day in History for January 31 – Truman Announces H-Bomb Plans and More

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

1606 – Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in a plot to blow up the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason (More info)

1747 – The first venereal disease clinic opens at London Lock Hospital (More info)

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This Day in History for January 30 – Mohandas Gandhi Assassinated and More

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

1835 – In the House chamber of the US Capitol, President Andrew Jackson survives the first attempt against the life of a US president (More info)

1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany (More info)

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sen_meister, Flickr
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This Day in History for January 27 – National Geographic Society Founded and More

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

1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, becoming the first public university in the United States (More info)

1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, DC (More info)

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