Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Moments in Time

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Week of January 28, 2013

• On Jan. 31, 1606, in London, Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in the plot to blow up the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason. He had been found lurking...

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Monday, January 21st, 2013

Week of January 21, 2013

• On Jan. 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell is granted a medical degree from Geneva College in New York, becoming the first female to be officially recognized as a physician in U.S. history. In 1857, she founded the...

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Monday, January 14th, 2013

Week of January 14, 2013

• On Jan. 18, 1803, in a secret message to Congress, President Thomas Jefferson requests funding for the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the mysterious Far West and perhaps find a Northwest Passage to the Pacific....

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Monday, January 7th, 2013

Week of January 7, 2013

• On Jan. 7, 1789, America’s first presidential election is held as voters cast ballots to choose state electors. Only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and...

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Monday, December 31st, 2012

Week of December 31, 2012

• On Jan. 6, 1759, a 26-year-old George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis. Historical documents have revealed that Martha may not have been the great love of Washington’s life. He wrote cryptic yet passionate love letters to...

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Monday, December 24th, 2012

Week of December 24, 2012

• On Dec. 30, 1853, the United States acquires 30,000 square miles of land in what is now southern New Mexico and Arizona for $15 million. The purchase settled the dispute over the location of the Mexican...

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