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STAMP ACT ENACTED ON THIS DAY IN 1765

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In the face of widespread opposition in the American colonies,
Parliament enacted the
Stamp Act, a taxation measure designed
to raise revenue for British military operations in America.

Defense of the American colonies in the French and Indian War
(1754-63) and Pontiac’s Rebellion (1763-64) were costly affairs
for Great Britain, and Prime Minister George Grenville hoped to
recover some of these costs by taxing the colonists. In 1764, the
Sugar Act was enacted, putting a high duty on refined sugar.

Although resented, the Sugar Act tax was hidden in the cost of
import duties, and most colonists accepted it. The Stamp Act,
however, was a direct tax on the colonists and led to an uproar
in America over an issue that was to be a major cause of the
Revolution: taxation without representation.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

John F. Kennedy served as the 35th president of the United States
from January 1961 until
his assassination in November 1963. As a 
member of the
Democratic Party, he represented Massachusetts in 
the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate prior to becoming
president.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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The British Parliament enacted The Stamp Act in the American
colonies on this day in 1765. The act was repealed in March of
1766 on the same day that the Parliament passed the Declaratory
Acts which asserted that the British government had free and
total legislative power of the colonies.

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On this day in 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen
bomb on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

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PAST WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

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Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men
to  reach the top of Mount Everest on this day in 1953.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

Commonly referred to by his initials JFK, John F. Kennedy 
was a politician who served as the
35th President of the
United States
from January 1961 until his assassination 
in November 1963.

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John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy the morning of November 22,
1963.

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On this day in 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the
Stamp Act before
Virginia‘s House of Burgesses.

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Today, churchgoers still attend services at St. John’s
Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., where Patrick
Henry made his “Give me Liberty, or give me Death” 
speech.
  

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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope  (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

Legendary vaudeville comedian, radio personality, and actor Bob
Hope entertained military personnel in 57 USO tours between 1942
and 1988. He performed hundreds of acts with his special humor
per year during the height of his career, hosted The Academy
Awards fourteen times, and appeared in over 70 films and shorts.

At a young age, he began performing for voluntary donations on the
Luna Park streetcar by singing and making jokes. In 1915 Bob Hope
won an amateur talent contest for his
Charlie Chaplin impersonation.    

In 1997, the U.S. Congress declared Bob Hope the "first and only
honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces."

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Comedian Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores are shown in their Palm
Springs, Calif., home in May 1998.


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