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Olaf Growald, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 11 – Timothy McVeigh Executed and More

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

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island (More info)

1963 – Alabama Gov. George Wallace unsuccessfully tries to physically block two black students from registering at the University of Alabama (More info)

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This Day in History for June 8 – Milton Berle Makes Television Debut and More

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

1789 – James Madison introduces 12 proposed amendments to the US Constitution, 10 of which later become the Bill of Rights (More info)

1948 – Milton Berle hosts the debut of ‘Texaco Star Theater’ (More info)

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This Day in History for June 7 – Graceland Opens and More

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

1776 – Richard Henry Lee introduces a resolution proposing a Declaration of Independence (More info)

1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the “whites-only” car of a train, leading to the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson court case (More info)

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This Day in History for June 6 – D-Day and More

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

1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association, aka YMCA, is founded in London (More info)

1944 – Gen. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the Allied invasion of northern France, code named D-Day (More info)

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This Day in History for June 4 – 19th Amendment Passes and More

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

1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run (More info)

1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded (More info)

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This Day in History for May 25 – ‘Star Wars’ Hits Theaters and More

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

1925 – John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution (More info)

1968 – The St. Louis Arch is dedicated (More info)

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This Day in History for May 24 – Brooklyn Bridge Opens and More

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

1775 – John Hancock is elected president of the Second Continental Congress (More info)

1844 – Samuel Morse transmits the first telegraph message: “What hath God wrought?” (More info)

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Diane Freed, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 21 – Susan Lucci Finally Wins and More

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

1881 – The American Red Cross is founded (More info)

1927 – Charles Lindbergh completes the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis (More info)

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This Day in History for May 11 – Bob Marley Dies and More

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

1846 – President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War (More info)

1924 – Mercedes-Benz is formed when Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merge their two companies (More info)

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

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

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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