Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Moments in Time

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Week of March 24, 2014

• On March 30, 1775, hoping to keep the New England colonies dependent on the British, King George III endorses the New England Restraining Act. The Act required New England colonies to trade exclusively with Great Britain....

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Monday, March 17th, 2014

Week of March 17, 2014

• On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler, who in 1890 founded an engine and car company bearing his name, is born in Germany. In 1885, he and Wilhelm Maybach developed a new version of the four-stroke internal-combustion...

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Monday, March 10th, 2014

Week of March 10, 2014

• On March 16, 1802, The United States Military Academy — the first military school in the United States, located at West Point, N.Y. — is founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young...

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Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Week of March 3, 2014

• On March 6, 1475, Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, is born in the village of Caprese. His most important early work was the Pieta (1498), which showed the body of Christ in...

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Monday, February 24th, 2014

Week of February 24, 2014

• On Feb. 26, 1564, poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe is baptized in Canterbury, England, two months before the birth of his fellow playwright William Shakespeare. Historians believe Marlowe served as a spy for Queen Elizabeth while...

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

Week of February 17, 2014

• On Feb. 21, 1885, the Washington Monument, built in honor of America’s revolutionary hero and first president, is dedicated in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot-high marble obelisk was the tallest structure in the world when completed, and...

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Monday, February 10th, 2014

Week of February 10, 2014

• On Feb. 11, 1858, Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, a 14-year-old French peasant girl, claims to have seen the Virgin Mary. The apparitions occurred in a grotto of a rock promontory near Lourdes, France. Today millions of people travel...

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Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Week of February 3, 2014

• On Feb. 3, 1959, rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are killed when their chartered plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff. Holly and his band, the Crickets,...

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Monday, January 27th, 2014

Week of January 27, 2014

• On Jan. 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven,” which begins “Once upon a midnight dreary,” is published in the New York Evening Mirror. Poe’s macabre work often portrayed motiveless crimes and intolerable guilt in...

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Monday, January 20th, 2014

Week of January 20, 2014

• On Jan. 26, 1788, the first of 50,000 convicts banished from England to Australia land in Botany Bay. These were not hardened criminals; only a small minority were transported for violent offenses. Among the first group...

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