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In 1709 The creator of the first dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England.

In 1759 The French formally surrendered Quebec to the British. The Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec holds the Guinness World Record for the most photographed hotel in the world! Canada produces about 70% of the world’s pure maple syrup. Out of that, 70% is from the province of Quebec.

In 1793 George Washington approved the United States Capitol building. There are 100 statues inside and each state may contribute with two statues. The whispering gallery in the U.S. Capitol produces an acoustical effect whereby, in some spots, a speaker many yards away may be heard more clearly than one closer. Atop of the U.S. Capitol dome, is the Statue of Freedom, an allegorical female figure.

In 1810 Chile declared its independence from Spain. In Chile, You Can Find the Driest Place on Earth, The Atacama Desert. Some parts of the region have never received a drop of rain. The Desert is probably also the oldest desert on earth . On the other hand, One of the World’s largest swimming pool is in Chile as well. Easter Island was annexed by the country in 1888 and it’s 1,000 statues (moai) origin is thought to be the Polynesian seafarers builders. Valparaiso is an UNESCO World Heritage City that has been an inspirational place for painters and poets.

In 1812 The Great Fire of Moscow burns out after 5 days, 75% of the city being destroyed and 12000 killed.

In 1830 The “Tom Thumb”, the first locomotive built in America, raced a horse on a nine-mile course. The horse won.

In 1931 the japanese faked a railway explosion To create the pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China.

In 1837 Tiffany & Co. was founded in New York City. Tiffany has been a valuable asset to America’s history for over 170 years. Tiffany & Co. is also highly regarded for their yellow diamonds. One priceless stone, the world’s most important yellow diamonds, was cut into a cushion-shape brilliant weighing 128.54 carats.

In 1851 The first issue of “The New York Times” was published.

1947 The Central Intelligence Agency officially comes into existence, after being established by President Truman.

1998 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is founded. ICANN is responsible for maintaining the Domain Name System (DNS) on the Internet.


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