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271 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
272 The Underground Railroad was a system of escape routes to the north. History > United States 06/16/08
273 Thomas Jefferson was the first secretary of state. History > United States 06/13/08
274 The Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776. History > Famous Dates 06/11/08
275 George Washington was the President of the Constitutional Convention. History > United States 06/09/08
276 Hiroshima was the first city targeted by the nuclear bomb. History 05/30/08
277 The Cultural Revolution and the Great Leap Forward occurred in China during the leadership reign of Mao Zedong. History > Asian 05/30/08
278 Frédéric Passy was born in France. History > European 05/29/08
279 John Reynolds of Dane Court died in 1779 History > European 05/29/08
280 In the United States Supreme Court case Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, the Court ruled that "fighting words" are not protected by the free speech clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. History > United States 05/27/08
281 The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. History 05/22/08
282 Gold was first discovered in California in 1848. History > United States 05/22/08
283 The only one of his six wives to bear King Henry VIII a son was Jane Seymour. History > European 05/21/08
284 Pearl harbor was attacked by the Japanese army on December 7, 1941. History 05/20/08
285 King Louis XIV's financial advisor was Jean-Baptiste Colbert. History > European 05/20/08





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