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POSSESSION OF ALASKA ON THIS DAY IN 1867

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On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska
after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less
than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412
square miles, about twice the size of
Texas, and was championed
by William Henry Seward, the secretary of state under the 17th
President of the United States
Andrew Johnson.

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William Henry Seward
(May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872)

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Andrew Johnson
(December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Guglielmo Marconi, (1st Marquis of Marconi) (April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937) 


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his
pioneering work on long-distance
radio transmission and for his
development of
Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is
credited as the
inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel
Prize in Physics
with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of
their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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It was on this day in 1507.

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On this day in 1945, U.S. and Soviet forces met at Torgau, Germany 
near the Elbe River.

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The U.S. Hubble Space Telescope was placed into Earth’s orbit on
this day in 1990. It was released by the space shuttle Discovery
(below).

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996)

The Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, won thirteen Grammy Awards and
became a legend for singing "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
and "I’m Making Believe." Her rendition of "Summertime" with Louis
Armstrong
is considered one of the best collaborations in music
history.

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in the recording studio.

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AREA ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1848

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Originally inhabited by Native Americans, The Territory of Oregon was an 
organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from
August 14, 1848, until February 14, 1859, when the southwestern portion
of the territory was admitted to the
Union as the State of Oregon.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering
work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi’s
law
and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio.

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Soviet and American forces meet at the Elbe River near Torgau,
Germany. World War II in Europe is almost over.

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The Hubble Telescope being deployed from space shuttle Discovery
on this day in 1990.

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The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed into low Earth orbit 
and remains in operation to this day.  

           

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