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1 The Marines were founded in the Tun Tavern, as is traditionally stated, in 1775. History > United States 11/05/13
2 In 1925, a sequoia over 300 feet high, located in California's King Canyon National Park, was named the nation's Christmas tree. History > United States 06/10/13
3 The Civil War ended in 1865 when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. History > War 02/10/13
4 The Marquis of Shen allied with the Quanrong tribe to rebel against the King of Zhou. History > Asian 08/02/11
5 John Hanson was the first president of the United States. He served while the Articles of Confederation were in play. The first person to serve as president of the United States under the Constitution was George Washington. History > United States 06/11/11
6 While WWII was being fought around the world, Hitler captured many Jews and sent them to concentration camps that killed 6 million Jews. History > War 11/28/10
7 Marie Curie discovered the elements polonium and radium. History 09/17/10
8 Marie Curie received two Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry. History 07/12/10
9 Henry Ford improved the car but he did not invent it. Instead, he invented the assembly line. History > United States 12/08/09
10 James Phinney Baxter III won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1947. History 08/13/09
11 Oliver W. Larkin won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1950. History 08/13/09
12 George Dangerfield won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1953. History 08/13/09
13 Stephen Bonsal won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1945. History 08/13/09
14 George F. Kennan won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1957. History 08/13/09
15 Paul Horgan won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1955. History 08/13/09

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