Today in history 2/18/2017

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2/18/2017:

Today in history, Quakers in Germantown, Pa. adopt the first formal antislavery resolution in America in 1688.

Today in history, Victor Emmanuel II (see picture below) becomes the first King of Italy in 1861.

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Today in historyThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (see picture below), is published in New York in 1885.

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Today in history, The Golden Gate Exposition opens in San Francisco in 1939.

Today in history,  The National Art Gallery in Washington agrees to buy a Da Vinci for a record $5 million in 1967.

Today in history, The California Supreme Court voids the death penalty in 1972.

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