Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Monday, November 4th, 2013

Week of November 4, 2013

• On Nov. 5, 1605, King James I of England learns of a plot to explode the Parliament building. Guy Fawkes had been found lurking in a cellar with 20 barrels of gunpowder. Fawkes revealed that he...

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Monday, October 28th, 2013

Week of October 28, 2013

• On Oct. 31, 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther nails to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, a piece of paper containing 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation. In...

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Monday, October 21st, 2013

Week of October 21, 2013

• On Oct. 26, 1825, the Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River. Built in only two years, 83 canal locks accommodated the 500-foot rise in elevation. The canal...

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Monday, October 14th, 2013

Week of October 14, 2013

• On Oct. 17, 1906, Wilhelm Voigt, a German shoemaker, impersonates an army officer and leads an entire squad of soldiers to help him steal 4,000 marks. Voigt humiliated the German army by exploiting their blind obedience...

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Monday, October 7th, 2013

Week of October 7, 2013

• On Oct. 12, 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus reaches the New World. Columbus, and most others, underestimated the world’s size. The expedition probably first landed at Watling Island in the Bahamas. Columbus later sighted Cuba, which...

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Monday, September 30th, 2013

Week of September 30, 2013

• On Oct. 6, 1683, encouraged by William Penn’s offer of 5,000 acres of land in the colony of Pennsylvania and the freedom to practice their religion, the first Mennonites arrive in America aboard the Concord. The...

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Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Week of September 23, 2013

• On Sept. 27, 1540, in Rome, the Society of Jesus — a Roman Catholic missionary organization — receives its charter from Pope Paul III. The first Jesuits took vows of poverty and chastity, and made plans...

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Monday, September 16th, 2013

Week of September 16, 2013

• On Sept. 22, 1554, Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez Coronado, his health badly deteriorated from injuries and the toll of his strenuous travels, dies. Coronado explored much of the southwestern United States, but never found the fabled...

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Monday, September 9th, 2013

Week of September 9, 2013

• On Sept. 14, 1901, U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot twice by a deranged anarchist. One bullet deflected off a suit button, but the other entered his stomach, passed through the kidneys and lodged...

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Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Week of September 2, 2013

• On Sept. 5, 1666, firefighters in London begin blowing up homes in a desperate attempt to halt the spread of a great fire through the city. By the time the fire was finally snuffed out the...

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