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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on February 4th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On February 4, 1983, the World was shocked to hear that popular 32 year old singer Karen Carpenter had died, due to complications from anorexia nervosa. On February 4, 1992, Hugo Chavez, leader of the Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement-200, headed an attempted coup against the lawful government of Venezuela. On February 4, 1999, New York City police fired 41 bullets at an unarmed…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on February 3rd.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On February 3, 1509, the Arabian Sea portion of the Indian Ocean witnessed a naval battle that had centuries of effects on the global balance of power when a Portuguese fleet defeated a combined fleet of Asian warships at the Battle of Diu, India. On February 3, 1913, a dark day indeed for Americans, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution of the…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on February 1st.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On February 1, 1796, the British government changed the capital of Upper Canada from Newark to York. On February 1, 1901, Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Ohio, and would go on to movie greatness earning the nickname, “The King of Hollywood.” On February 1, 1941, the inaugural horse racing meet at Golden Gate Fields was held in Berkeley, California, United States.…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 31st.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 31, 1747, the London Lock Hospital opened as the first clinic specifically for the treatment of venereal diseases! On January 31, 1915, the German Army, in violation of the 1899 Hague Declaration Concerning Asphyxiating Gases, launched 18,000 artillery shells containing xylyl bromide tear gas against Russian positions, the first truly large scale use of poison gas in combat. On January…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 30th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 30, 1661, Oliver Cromwell, former Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, was removed from his grave and “executed” 2 years after his death! On January 30, 1703, 47 Japanese samurai avenged the forced suicide of their feudal lord. On January 30, 1835, for the first time in American History an assassination attempt was made on the…

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