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This Day in History for September 5 – First Continental Congress and More

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

1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (More info)

1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas (More info)

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This Day in History for September 4 – Google Founded and More

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film (More info)

1957 – Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School (More info)

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Wikipedia Commons
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The History Behind Labor Day

What’s not to love about Labor Day? A long weekend, BBQs and parades — really, no responsibilities except for having a great time and toasting the end of summer. But what exactly does Labor Day celebrate?

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National Portrait Gallery
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This Day in History for September 3 – Frederick Douglass Escapes and More

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1777 – During the American Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, the flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time (More info)

1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery (More info)

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This Day in History for September 1 – Titanic Wreckage Found and More

1864 – Atlanta falls to Union forces during the Civil War (More info)

1897 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America (More info)

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This Day in History for August 31 – Princess Diana Dies and More

1803 – Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west (More info)

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims, is murdered (More info)

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This Day in History for August 29 – Hurricane Katrina Strikes and More

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1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction (More info)

1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded (More info)

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Brad Barket, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 28 – Gorbachev Resigns and More

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1867 – During World War II, the United States takes possession of the then-unoccupied Midway Atoll (More info)

1963 – At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 19 – Germany Elects Hitler and More

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1812 – The American frigate USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” after defeating the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada (More info)

1909 – The first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500 (More info)

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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

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

1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others (More info)

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Mike Stobe, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (More info)

1981 – US air traffic controllers go on strike, resulting in more than 11,000 firings (More info)

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 26 – USPS Established and More

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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