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Facts Every American should know:

1)24 Mar, 1920 – U.S. Women Have Most Freedom

A woman from South America completed studies on women around the world. She had determined that women from the United States enjoy the most freedom of all the women around the world.

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2)24 Mar, 1900 – U.S.A. New York Subway

Work on the New York subway begins on the first section from City Hall to the Bronx, financed by the issue of rapid transit bonds issued by the City of New York and because no company was willing to take the risk of such a large project. They decided to build the subways itself by subcontracting with the IRT who ran the elevated railways in the city to equip and operate the subways, sharing the profits with the City and guaranteeing a fixed five-cent fare.

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3) 24 Mar, 1921 – U.S.A. Bullet-W.B. Meadows-

a 78-year-old Civil War veteran coughed up a bullet. It had been stuck in his body since 1863 , which he was shot during the Battle of Vicksburg. Despite the fact that Meadows had a bullet stuck in his head for 58 years, he seemed to be in reasonably good health at the time he disposed of it. This man was a part of the �G� 37th infantry of Alabama.  

 

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4)24th March, 1965 : U.S.A. Ranger 9 Moon Lander-

A live broadcast from the Ranger 9 Moon Lander is shown on television as it hurtles to it’s destruction on the moons surface. Ranger 9 was the last of the moon probes sent in which they are deliberately aimed at the surface of the Moon to take as many images as possible before being destroyed on impact and the first fitted with a camera that could create film suitable for use on domestic TV’s.

 

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5)24 Mar, 1972 – U.S.A. Rocks-

Scientists studying rock from different areas of the world have supported the theory that the continents used to be adjoining. As of this date, rocks have been gathered from Nova Scotia, Connecticut, New Jersey, Georgia, and South Carolina. These rocks were scheduled to be compared and contrasted with rocks from Morocco, which is in Africa.

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