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1954 – Born on March 29th in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 1975 – Karen Ann Quinlan had a cardiopulmonary arrest, fell into a coma in April, allegedly after mixing drugs and alcohol at a party. 1976 – After she had been on a respirator and a feeding tube for about a year, her family asked hospital authorities ..

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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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54 AC – Octavia was married to Gaius Marcellus, by whom she had two daughters and a son.   40 AC – On the death of Marcellus, she was married to Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony), who at the time was ruling the Roman state with Octavian and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus.   37 AC – At ..

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1851 – Born on the 27th of August. 1858 – On the evening of 23rd June, in the northern Italian city of Bologna, police of the Papal States, of which Bologna was then part, arrived at the home of a Jewish couple, Salomone and Marianna Padovani Mortara, to seize one of their eight children, six-year-old ..

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1854 – He was an African American cowboy born as slave in Davidson County, Tennessee.   1876 – He claimed that he entered a rodeo at Deadwood City in the Dakota Territory this year and that is where he earned the nickname "Deadwood Dick."   1877 – In October this year, he was captured by ..

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1926 – Born on May 30th in Bronx, New York. 1945-1946 – Served the United States Army. 1952 – Was the first American to have sex reassignment surgery (male to female) performed in Denmark. 1967 – Wrote his autobiography, Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography. 1989 – Died on May 3rd in San Clemente General Hospital, ..

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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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1773 – Born in Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia. 1784 – Thomas Jefferson took up residence in Paris as the American envoy to France. 1787 – Jefferson sent for his daughter, nine-year-old Maria Jefferson, to come live with him. 1789 – He asked that Isabel, an older woman, be sent as a companion for Polly, but ..

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1556 – Birth of Anne Hathaway.          1582 – On November 28th, A Marriage Bond on the episcopal register records issued to William and Anne of Shottery, Stratford. 1583 – On May 26th, the baptism of Susanna Shakespeare in Stratford Parish Church Susanna was Anne and William’s first child, born six months after the wedding ..

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1587 – Born on the 18th of August in Roanoke Island, Virginia. The first English child born in America. She was given the name Virginia because she was the first Christian born in Virginia.         – The Dares were among the approximately 120 settlers who left England on 8th of May on an expedition ..

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