Today in history 3/12/2017

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3/12/2017:

Today in history, The Bermuda Islands become an English colony in 1609.

Today in history, The United States Post Office is established in 1789.

Today in history, The British Zulu War begins in 1879.

Today in history, Mississippi establishes the first U.S. state college for women in 1884.

Today in history, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in 1894.

Today in history, Juliet Low (see picture below) founds the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia in 1912.

Today in history, Pius XII is elected the new pope in Rome in 1939.

Today in history, The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii in 1959.

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