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1729 – Born in Lexington on July 13th. He was the leader of the Lexington minute-men in the skirmish at Lexington. 1775 – In the early-morning hours of April 19th, Captain John Parker, forty-five-year-old veteran of the French and Indian War, stood with his single company of Minutemen on the village green at Lexington, Massachusetts. ..

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1789 – Josiah Henson, born on the 15th of June into slavery in Charles County, Maryland. 1830 – He escaped to Ontario, Canada, and founded a settlement and laborer’s school for other fugitive slaves at Dawn, near Dresden in Kent County. 1834 – He first worked farms near Fort Erie, then Waterloo, moving with friends ..

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1774 – Born on September 26th in Leominster, Massachussetts. A missionary nurseryman of the North American frontier who helped prepare the way for 19th-century pioneers by supplying apple-tree nursery stock throughout the Middle West. 1800 – He started collecting apple seeds from cider presses in western Pennsylvania and soon began his long trek westward, planting ..

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1894 – Born on September 12th in Arlington, Georgia. Father of former United States President Jimmy Carter.          – He was a farmer and businessman.          – He attended the Riverside Military Academy. 1923 – Married to Lillian Gordy on September 27th.          – Opened a grocery store in Plains, Georgia along ..

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1785 – Born on the 15th of April in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 1817-1827 – He was elected to the North Carolina Senate. 1830 – Bethune rose to the U.S. House as a Jacksonian Democrat. 1831-1833 – He was a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina. 1834-1836 – After losing two additional attempts to return to Cognress, ..

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1811 – Applegate was born in Kentucky. 1823 – He attended the Rock Creek Seminary in Illinois. 1830 – Worked as a school teacher and a clerk before serving as deputy surveyor to the Missouri surveyor general. 1832 – Married Cynthia Ann Parker. 1843 – Jesse was joined by his brothers on the Oregon Trail ..

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