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February 8, 2019

1587-Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded under the order of Queen Elizabeth I.

February 7, 2019

1964-In their first visit to the United States, the Beatles arrive in New York City.

February 6, 2019

1952-Princess Elizabeth becomes the queen of England after her father, King George VI, dies.

February 5, 2019

1994-White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of killing African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, a crime that took place in 1963.

February 4, 2019

1789-George Washington is elected the first president of the United States of America.

February 1, 2019

1884-The first portion of the original Oxford Dictionary is published.

January 31, 2019

1865-The 13th Amendment to the United States constitution is passed, making slavery illegal throughout the country.

January 30, 2019

1948-Indian activist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is murdered in New Delhi.

January 29, 2019

1820-King George III, the last English ruler of the American colonies, dies at age 82.

January 28, 2019

1986-NASA's Challenger space shuttle caught fire shortly after launch, leaving all seven crew members dead.

January 25, 2019

1924-The first Winter Olympics begin in Chamonix in the French Alps.

January 24, 2019

2006-The Disney company announces the purchase of Pixar for $7.4 billion.

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