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This Day in History for September 10 – Last Guillotine Execution and More

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1608 – John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia (More info)

1897 – A London man is arrested for drunk driving, making him the first person apprehended for the crime (More info)

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This Day in History for September 9 – California Gains Statehood and More

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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

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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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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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This Day in History for September 6 – Ripken Breaks Record and More

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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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US Library of Congress
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This Day in History for September 5 – First Continental Congress and More

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

1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (More info)

1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas (More info)

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This Day in History for September 4 – Google Founded and More

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film (More info)

1957 – Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School (More info)

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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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This Day in History for September 3 – Frederick Douglass Escapes and More

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1777 – During the American Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, the flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time (More info)

1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery (More info)

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This Day in History for September 2 – V-J Day and More

1666 – The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying St. Paul’s Cathedral and 10,000 other buildings (More info)

1789 – The United States Department of the Treasury is founded (More info)

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This Day in History for September 1 – Titanic Wreckage Found and More

1864 – Atlanta falls to Union forces during the Civil War (More info)

1897 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America (More info)

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This Day in History for August 31 – Princess Diana Dies and More

1803 – Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west (More info)

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims, is murdered (More info)

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