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Middle ages

Covers events from 477, the year after the fall of Rome, to 1453, the year which saw the proliferation of documents issuing from the newly invented printing press, the end of the Hundred Years' War, and the fall of Constantinople--...
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A King is Dead, An Empire is Born.      771 - Austrasian King Carloman dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne King of the now complete Frankish Kingdom.  Having their father's, Pepin the...
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Public Enemy #1 Gunned Down!      1934 - FBI Agents gunned down bank robber Baby Face Nelson in shoot-out with the FBI in Barrington, Illinois.  The Chicago born gangster was a notorious...
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Happy Thanksgiving!      1789 - A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.  Thanksgiving Days had...
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Nature Strikes! 1926 - The deadliest November tornado outbreak (The Great Tri-State Tornado of Wednesday, March 18, 1925, is the deadliest tornado outbreak all time in the U.S.) in U.S....
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President Kennedy Assassinated!      1963 - In Dallas, Texas, Lee Harvey Oswald, in his sniper's perch in the Texas Depository Building, fired on President John F. Kennedy's car as he...
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Boycott Over!      1956 - The Montgomery Bus Boycott comes to an end when the Supreme Court declares that Alabama laws requiring segregated buses to be illegal.  The boycott began on...
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     Let's Paint the City White!  1892 - Opening ceremonies for the World's Columbian Exposition are held in Chicago, though because construction was behind schedule, the exposition did not open...
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The Kings are Crowned!  768 - Brothers Carloman I and Charlemagne were crowned Kings of The Franks.  Carloman would die mysteriously in 771 (no brotherly love?).  Charlemagne would eventually...
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Rebellion!      1835 - Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas.  In 1831, Mexican authorities had given the settlers of Gonzales a small cannon to help protect them...

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