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16 Hiroshima was the first city targeted by the nuclear bomb. History 05/30/08
17 George Washington was the President of the Constitutional Convention. History > United States 06/09/08
18 The Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776. History > Famous Dates 06/11/08
19 Thomas Jefferson was the first secretary of state. History > United States 06/13/08
20 The Underground Railroad was a system of escape routes to the north. History > United States 06/16/08
21 The two front-runners (top two contenders) in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries were Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. History > United States 06/17/08
22 The principle of judicial review was established in the United States Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison. History > United States 06/17/08
23 The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775. History > Famous Dates 06/23/08
24 Operation Barbarossa was the Nazi's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. History > War 06/24/08
25 Adolf Hitler died on April 30, 1945 in Berlin, Germany. History 06/25/08
26 World War II started with Germany invading Poland. History 06/26/08
27 Ivy Mike was the first hydrogen bomb test on November 1st, 1952. History 06/27/08
28 The Ross Rifle was developed by Sir Charles Ross for use in World War I by Canadian troops. History > War 06/27/08
29 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28, 1914. History 07/03/08
30 The Luftwaffe, Germany's WWII Air Force, received intensive combat training during the Spanish Civil War History > European 07/06/08

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