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  1. This day in history, March 16, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    On March 16, 1802, President Thomas Jefferson signed a measure authorizing the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. In 1517, the 12th and final session of the Fifth Lateran Council of the Catholic Church took place in Rome, almost five years after the council began. In 1792, Sweden's King Gustav III was shot and mortally wounded during a masquerade party by a former member of his regiment .

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  2. This day in history, Nov. 29, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    On Nov. 29, 2001, George Harrison, the "quiet Beatle," died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58. In 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, N.Y.; Navy defeated Army, 24-0. The Imperial Diet, forerunner of Japan's current national legislature, opened its first session.

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