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24/08/79
Mount Vesuvius burying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing about 20,000 people.
22/02/1732
George Washington, the first president of the United States, is born in the Virginia Colony
13/04/1743
Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the United States, is born in Virginia
30/10/1753
The second president of the United States, John Adams is born in Braintree, Massechusetts.
09/02/1773
William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the United States, is born in Charles City County.
14/10/1773
The East India Company's tea ships' cargo is burned at Annapolis, Maryland
04/07/1776
The Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence.
07/08/1782
George Washington creates the Purple Heart decoration to recognise merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers.
02/01/1788
Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the US Constitution.
09/01/1788
Connecticut becomes the fifth state to ratify the US Constitution.
07/01/1800
Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States, is born in Summerhill, New York
01/11/1800
President John Adams becomes the first leader to move into the newly built White House.
27/02/1807
American poet Henry Longfellow is born in Portland, Maine
12/02/1809
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, is born in Kentucky.
20/10/1818
Britain and the United States agree that the 49th parallel marks the border between the United States and Canada.

 

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