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This Week in History


Sept. 19: 1676—The American colonies’ first rebellion occurs when Nathan Bacon and outraged Virginians burn down the colony’s capital, Jamestown. 1690—The first American newspaper, the Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick, appears for its first and only time. It is followed by the Wite Samon Publick Occurrences, Foreign and Domestick, and Klikatat Kownte Ntrprize. 1778—The first US budget passes the Continental Congress. By the way, “budget” comes from the French word for “purse.” 1981 -Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice. Born: Shel Silverstein (1930). Died: George Plimpton (2003). Armed Forces Day (Mozambique).

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