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Girl Genius Links Nearly All US Presidents Back to Same King of England [VIDEO]

What began as a school assignment to trace her own family tree grew into something much bigger for 12-year-old BridgeAnne d’Avignon.

The Paso Robles, CA girl went through more than half a million names over several months and discovered that all the US presidents save for one — Martin Van Buren — are related to John “Lackland” Plantagenet, a former King of England and signer of the Magna Carta.

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This Day in History for June 25 – Custer’s Last Stand and More

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

1788 – Virginia becomes the 10th state in the Union (More info)

1876 – Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his men are killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn (More info)

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This Day in History for June 23 – Burger Sworn In and More

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

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for the typewriter (More info)

1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren (More info)

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This Day in History for June 16 – First Woman Cosmonaut and More

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

1858 – Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declares “a house divided against itself cannot stand” (More info)

1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated (More info)

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This Day in History for June 13
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This Day in History for June 13 – Thurgood Marshall Nominated and More

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

1966 – The US Supreme Court rules on Miranda v. Arizona, stating police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them (More info)

1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the US Supreme Court (More info)

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This Day in History for June 11 – Escape From Alcatraz and More
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This Day in History for June 11 – Escape From Alcatraz and More

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

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to successfully escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay (More info)

1963 – Alabama Governor George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to keep two black students from attending the school (More info)

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This Day in History for June 10
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This Day in History for June 10 – Apple II Released and More

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

1692 – At the Salem Witch Trials, Bridget Bishop is hanged for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries" (More info)

1793 - Washington replaces Philadelphia as US capital (More info)

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