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STUDENTS FIND 6,000 -YEAR-OLD STONE AX

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(Fox News) – High school students on an archaeology field trip helped discover
a 6,000-year-old stone ax head at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

Roughly 7 inches long and 3 inches wide, the ax would have been an important
part of the Native American tool kit in the fourth millennia B.C, according to
experts. Famous as the home of one of America’s founding fathers, the
Virginia estate also offers a fascinating glimpse into the nation’s earlier
history. The artifact is now one of more than 50,000 artifacts found on the
Mount Vernon estate.

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REMINDER FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1986, the Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine,
first broke the story of
U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release
of seven American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra
affair.

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Reagan meets with aides on the Iran-Contra affair.

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President Ronald Reagan holds up a copy of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra affair.

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One of the 52 United States hostages is displayed to the crowd
outside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by his captors, a few days
into their ordeal.

 

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On this day in 1992, Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator.

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun turned 71 August 16.

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