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This Month in History

  • 1846 – The Smithsonian Institution was established from a will left by deceased James Smithson.
  • 1851 – Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine.
  • 1936 – Jesse Owens became a legend (achieving 4 gold medals at the Berlin Olympics).
  • 1944 – Smokey Bear began as “spokesman” for wildfire prevention.
  • 1946 – The U.S. commemorated Booker T. Washington on the half dollar.
  • 1963 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C.    |Listen|

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