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This Day in History for September 24 – First Electronic Mail Service Launched and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The Judiciary Act of 1789, which establishes the Supreme Court of the United States, is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington (More info)

1890 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy (More info)

1906 – US President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument (More info)

1948 – Motorcycle builder Soichiro Honda incorporates the Honda Motor Company in Hamamatsu, Japan (More info)

1979 – CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service (More info)

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This Day in History for September 23 – Neptune Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1779 – John Paul Jones declares "I have not yet begun to fight!" (More info)

1846 – German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory (More info)

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This Day in History for September 22 – Emancipation Proclamation Issued and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established (More info)

1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issues the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which proposes to free all slaves of rebel states as of January 1, 1863 (More info)

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Nacogdoches Celebrates ‘Constitution Week’ [VIDEO]

Sort of like Independence Day, today (September 17) commemorates the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

Bringing the events of 1787 back to life is the Nacogdoches chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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This Day in History for September 17 – US Constitution Signed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1787 – The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (More info)

1978 – The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt (More info)

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This Day in History for September 9 – California Gains Statehood and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The Second Continental Congress changes the name of the nation from the United Colonies to the United States of America (More info)

1850 – California is admitted as the 31st US state, bypassing the usual waiting period of being a territory first (More info)

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This Day in History for August 18 – Women Win the Vote and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration, later the Immigration and Naturalization Service (More info)

1920 – The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote (More info)

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This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info)

1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)

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