This Day in U.S. History

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This Day in American History

This Day in American History 1675 – Catholic holy orders were conferred by Gabriel Diaz Vara Calderon, Bishop of Santiago de Cuba, on a visit to St. Augustine, FL. Minor orders were conferred on seven…


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This Day in American History

This Day in American History 1620 – Mayflower set sail from Southampton, England with 102 Pilgrims. 1635 – The first recorded hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony. 1787 – Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island,…


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August 1-2016

This Day in American History 1498 – Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets foot on the American mainland for the first time, at the Paria Peninsula in present-day Venezuela. Thinking it an island, he christened it…



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This Day in American History

This Day in American History 1585 – A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reached Roanoke Island, North Carolina and became England’s first foothold in the New World. Sir Walter Raleigh…