Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Week of June 2, 2014

• On June 7, 1692, a massive earthquake devastates the infamous town of Port Royal in Jamaica, killing thousands. A large tsunami hit soon after, putting half of Port Royal under 40 feet of water. In the...

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Monday, May 26th, 2014

Week of May 26, 2014

• On May 30, 1593, playwright Christopher Marlowe, 29, is killed in a brawl over a bar tab. Marlowe was nearly denied his master’s degree in 1587 until advisers to Queen Elizabeth intervened, recommending he receive the...

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

Week of May 19, 2014

• On May 22, 1843, a massive wagon train, made up of 1,000 settlers, sets off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri. Known as the “Great Emigration,” the expedition finally arrived in October, completing the 2,000-mile...

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Monday, May 12th, 2014

Week of May 12, 2014

• On May 14, 1796, Edward Jenner, an English country doctor from Gloucestershire, administers the world’s first vaccination as a preventive treatment for smallpox by scratching the fluid from cowpox into the skin of an 8-year-old boy....

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Monday, May 5th, 2014

Week of May 5, 2014

• On May 10, 1749, the 10th and final volume of Henry Fielding’s novel “Tom Jones” is printed. The serialized novel told the humorous story of the attempts of the illegitimate but charming Tom Jones to win...

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Monday, April 28th, 2014

Week of April 28, 2014

• On April 30, 1888, a hailstorm devastates the farming town of Moradabad, India, killing 230 people and thousands of farm animals. Most of the victims died instantly when hail the size of oranges rained down from...

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Monday, April 21st, 2014

Week of April 21, 2014

• On April 27, 1667, blind poet John Milton sells the copyright to his masterpiece “Paradise Lost” for a mere 10 pounds. Once printed, the poem was immediately hailed as a masterpiece of the English language. In...

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Monday, April 14th, 2014

Week of April 14, 2014

• On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic fails to divert its course from an iceberg, ruptures its hull and begins to sink. The Titanic was divided into 16 compartments that were presumed to be watertight. Because...

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Monday, April 7th, 2014

Week of April 7, 2014

• On April 8, 563 B.C., Buddhists celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha, son of the king of the Sakya kingdom, located on...

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Monday, March 31st, 2014

Week of March 31, 2014

• On March 31, 1776, future first lady Abigail Adams writes to her husband urging him to “remember the ladies” when drafting a new code of laws for the fledgling nation. Abigail pondered if and how the...

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