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This Day in History – September 19

On September 19, 1973, this musician dies of "multiple drug use" (morphine and tequila) in a California motel room. His death inspired one of the more bizarre crimes on record: Two of his friends stashed his body in a borrowed hearse and drove it into the middle of the Joshua Tree National Park, where they doused it with gasoline and set it on fire

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HIstoric Images From The Amercan 20th Century

This Day in History – September 18

On this day in 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to this building. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it and it was called into use during the Civil War

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This Day in History – September 17

Beginning early on the morning of this day in 1862, Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clash in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history.  - This Day in History

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Plimoth Plantation Recreates Original Pilgrim Colony

This Day in History – September 16

On September 16, 1620, this ship sails from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World with 102 passengers. The ship was headed for Virginia, where the colonists had been authorized to settle by the British crown

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This Day in History – September 15

On this day in 1963, a bomb explodes during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist Church in this city, killing four young girls. - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 10

On this day in 1997, in this country, voters approved the establishment of a parliament to run their domestic affairs, after 290 years of union with England. - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 10

On this day in 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for this after slamming his cab into a building. Smith later pled guilty and was fined 25 shillings

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This Day in History – September 9

On September 9, 1883 the wife of this president gives birth to a daughter, Esther, in the White House. The baby was the first child of a president to be born in the White House, but not the first child ever to be born there

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This Day in History – September 8

On September 8, 1941, German forces begin their siege of this city, a major industrial center and the USSR's second-largest city. The siege, also known as the 900-Day Siege though it lasted a grueling 872 days, resulted in the deaths of some one million of the city's civilians and Red Army defenders

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San Francisco Giants v Texas Rangers, Game 5

This Day in History – September 5

On this day in 1836, this man is elected as president of the Republic of Texas, which earned its independence from Mexico in a successful military rebellion.  - This Day in History

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