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This day in history

I love this category!  I learn a lot and maybe you will too!

This day in history:

1788:  Maryland became the 7th state in the United States.

1789: Fletcher Christian led the mutiny aboard the British ship Bounty against Captain William Bligh.

Evidently there wasn’t much happening on this day for 156 years, worthy of publication that is, so we jump ahead to:

1945:Benito Mussolini was executed.

1947: Thor Heyerdahl and five others began their Pacific Ocean crossing on the raft, Kon-Tiki.

1967: Boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.

1992: The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture unveiled it first “food pyramid”.

2001: Dennis Tito became the first space tourist.  I don’t remember this one.  Anyone?

Join us next Thursday for more fun facts!

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