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This Date In History

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

1775 – Congress establishes the United States Post Office and names Benjamin Franklin the first US Postmaster General (More info)

1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which later becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is created (More info)

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This Date In History

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

1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace (More info)

1812 – The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario (More info)

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This Day In History

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

1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established after being disbanded following the  Revolutionary War (More info)

1804 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

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This Day In History

For your "down time" today, here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1861 – Tennessee became the 11th (and last) state to secede from the Union (More info)

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