Today in history 3/14/2017

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3/14/2017:

Today in history, A Royal charter is granted to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629.

Today in history, The first American town meeting is held at Boston’s Faneuil Hall in 1743.

Today in history, Inventor Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin in 1794.

Today in history, The United States currency goes on the gold standard in 1900.

Today in history, The British Navy sinks the German battleship Dresden off the Chilean coast in 1915.

Today in history, President Warren G. Harding (see picture below) becomes the first U.S. President to file an income tax report in 1923.

Today in history, An Israeli force of 22,000 invades south Lebanon, hitting the PLO bases in 1978.

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