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TODAY IN HISTORY: Aug 30, 1836   The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen

TODAY IN HISTORY: April 1635 - The United States' first public school, a high school called Boston Latin School founded in Massachusetts, is also the current oldest school in the US.

Today in History: Today is November 11: In 1918 today - Veterans' Day celebrated in America ... Read more...

TODAY IN HISTORY: March 1847 Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.

The Petticoat affair (also known as the Eaton affair or the Eaton malaria) was an 1830–1831 U.S. scandal involving members of President Andrew Jackson's Cabinet and their wives. Although it started over a private matter, it affected the political careers of several men and resulted in the informal "Kitchen Cabinet". The 1936 film The Gorgeous Hussy is based on the affair.

The Petticoat affair was an U. scandal involving members of President Andrew Jackson's Cabinet and their wives. Although it started over a private matter, it affected the political careers of several men and resulted in the informal "Kitchen Cabinet".

TODAY IN HISTORY: Aug 21, 1888 - The first adding machine in US is patented by William Seward Burroughs.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Nov 1976 - Apneist Jacques Mayol first man reaching 100 m undersea without breathing equip

Social Studies: Grades 6-12 Cognitive app and widget Today in history displays the most important historical events and birthdays of the selected day.

TODAY IN HISTORY: May 1866 - The U S Congress eliminates the half-dime coin and authorizes the minting of a coin, the nickel.

More events this day in history June 19, 1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.

More events on this day in history: June 1924 The United States grants full citizenship to American Indians.

TODAY IN HISTORY: June 4, 2006 - World's largest cruise ship, MS Freedom of the Seas, makes its maiden voyage.

TODAY IN HISTORY: March 1930 The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.

TODAY IN HISTORY: April 26, 1865 Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia

TODAY IN HISTORY: April 1865 Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia

TODAY IN HISTORY: July 31, 1809 First practical U.S. railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Philadelphia

TODAY IN HISTORY: July 31, 1809 First practical U.S. railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Philadelphia

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