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This Day in History




1795 – The 11th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.   1904 – Disastrous fire destroyed more than 1,500 buildings in downtown Baltimore.   1926 – Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month.   1964 – The Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time.   1971 – Women in Switzerland were finally granted suffrage. 1974 – The island of Grenada won its independence from Britain   1986 – President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier fled Haiti.   1990 – The Communist Party of the Soviet Union allowed other parties to compete for power.   1991 – Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as first democratically-elected president of Haiti.]]]]> ]]>

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