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1558: Mary I d., Queen of England dies.
1805: Lewis & Clark sight the Pacific Ocean, The United States
stretched from sea to sea, as a result of the Louisiana Purchase.
1811: Battle of Tippecanoe, by the river Wabash vaults William Henry
Harrison to national attention.
1872: Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa;, found abandoned 4 weeks
1916: First woman elected in any major legislature in the world.,
Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana elected. In 1916 she ran
successfully for a seat in the US Congress on a progressive Republican
platform that called for national women's suffrage, child protection
laws, and prohibition. At the age of 88 in 1968, she led more than
5,000 women who called themselves the Jeannette Rankin Brigade to
Capitol Hill in Washington DC to demonstrate their opposition to US
involvement in Vietnam. Rankin was the only member of Congress to vote
against the American entry into World War I or World war II (she
served two two year terms, 1917-1919 and 1941-1943) In 1917 Rankin
declared, "I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war. I
vote no." In 1941, responding to the roll call which followed a 40
minute debate on the declaration of war against Japan, Rankin said,
"As a woman, I can't go to war and I refuse to send anyone else."
1983: Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no
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