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What Happened – August 29

It was on this day in 1786 that about 1,200 farmers and skilled tradesmen, armed with muskets & swords, marched in formation into Northhampton MA in order to prevent the local courthouse from hearing cases involving debtors. The entire situation is far … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 19

It was on this day in 1898 that the US Post Office authorized private companies to print and sell postcards. (Prior to this, companies could only make “souvenir cards.”) At first, postcards were not allowed to have a “divided back”…the … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 18

It was on this day in 1980 that Mount St. Helens, a volcano in Washington, erupted. The resulting damage was unprecedented for volcanic activity in the US. 250 homes were destroyed and over 55 people killed. Many miles of railways and highways were also wiped … Continue reading

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