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1777 – Henry Clay, born on the 12th of April in "the Slashes," in Hanover County, Virginia. The son of a Baptist preacher, Clay began working in a grist mill, from which he acquired the nickname "mill-boy of the Slashes." Secretary of State, Speaker of the House. 1792 – At the age of 15, he ..

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234 – Marcus Porcius Cato was born in Tusculum, Latium, Italy. 214 – He served at Capua and the historian Wilhelm Drumann. 205 – He became successively quaestor. 204 – He entered upon the duties of his place of work. 199 – He became an aedile. 198 – He became a praetor. 195 – He ..

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1904 – Born on the 26th of March in White Plains, New York.   1921 – Graduated from the Canterbury School (Connecticut).   He studied biology and mathematics, at Dartmouth College but decided that he preferred the humanities.   1925 – Transferred to Columbia University and received his B.A. in English literature.   1927 – ..

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1810 – He was born at Cultra, Co. Down, Ireland, on the 27th of December. 1838 – He graduated at Belfast Royal Academy and at Trinity College, Dublin, with a senior moderatorship in classics. 1844 – He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple, to which he had moved from Lincoln’s Inn. 1852 ..

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1782 – John Caldwell Calhoun was born on the 18th of March in Abbeville District, South Carolina. American politician. 1802-1804 – Calhoun entered the junior class in Yale College, and graduated with distinction.          – Studied at the famous law school in Litchfield, Connecticut. 1807 – Studied first at the famous law school in ..

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1811 – John Bright was born in Rochdale, Lancashire on the 16th of November. 1836 – He met Richard Cobden. 1838 – He made his first speech on the Corn Laws at Rochdale and joined the Manchesterprovisional committee. 1839 – He became one of the leading members and worked closely with Richard Cobden in the ..

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1798 – Thomas Binney was born of Presbyterian parents at Newcastle-on-Tyn, England. 1829 – He accepted a call to the historic King’s Weigh House Chapel, London. 1834 – Binney laid the foundation stone of the new chapel himself. 1839 – He was active member of the British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society, which became Anti-Slavery International. ..

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