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  • Today in 1985-Ireland defies the Catholic Church by allowing the sale of contraceptives.

  • Word of the Day-candor (noun): quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness

  • New parking lot on Cloudview to be available after Spring Break

  • B building to be demolished in March

  • Wednesday, February 20th, is an "A" day

February 8, 2019

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

February 7, 2019

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

February 6, 2019

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

February 5, 2019

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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

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

February 1, 2019

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

January 31, 2019

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

January 30, 2019

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

January 29, 2019

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

January 28, 2019

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

January 25, 2019

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

January 24, 2019

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

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