Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Monday, April 8th, 2013

Week of April 8, 2013

• On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate Gen. Robert...

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Monday, April 1st, 2013

Week of April 1, 2013

• On April 2, 1513, near present-day St. Augustine, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon comes ashore on the Florida coast and claims the territory for the Spanish crown. Ponce de Leon is credited with the first...

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Monday, March 25th, 2013

Week of March 25, 2013

• On March 27, 1905, fingerprint evidence is used for the first time to solve a British murder case. The fingerprint on a cash box was the only clue in the murder of Thomas and Ann Farrow,...

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Monday, March 18th, 2013

Week of March 18, 2013

• On March 24, 1603, after 44 years of rule, Queen Elizabeth I of England dies, and King James VI of Scotland ascends to the throne, uniting England and Scotland under a single British monarch. Queen Elizabeth...

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Monday, March 11th, 2013

Week of March 11, 2013

• On March 17, 1762, in New York City, the first parade honoring the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. Early Irish settlers...

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Monday, March 4th, 2013

Week of March 4, 2013

• On March 6, 1776, a committee of the New York Provincial Congress instructs Major William Malcolm to dismantle the Sandy Hook lighthouse in order to prevent it from aiding the British by warning ships of the...

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Monday, February 25th, 2013

Week of February 25, 2013

• On March 1, 1692, in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, three women are charged with the illegal practice of witchcraft after two young girls experienced fits and other mysterious maladies. During the next few...

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Monday, February 18th, 2013

Week of February 18, 2013

• On Feb. 21, 1828, the first printing press designed to use the newly invented Cherokee alphabet arrives at New Echota, Ga. A young Cherokee, Sequoyah, had invented the written language, consisting of 86 characters. Within months,...

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Monday, February 11th, 2013

Week of February 11, 2013

• On Feb. 14, 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, is executed. Claudius the Cruel had banned all marriages and engagements. Valentine defied Claudius and continued to perform...

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Monday, February 4th, 2013

Week of February 4, 2013

• On Feb. 8, 1587, after 19 years of imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded in England for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I. Her son, King James VI of Scotland, accepted...

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