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Battle of Buena Vista, February 1847

Week of February 19
Following the successful fight for Texan independence from Mexico, certain U.S. congressmen and senators began lobbying for adding the Republic of Texas to the United...

The Birth of Charles Dickens, 1812

Week of February 5
For more than a century, the literary world proclaimed Charles Dickens the greatest novelist in the English language. With the deconstruction of literary standards and the moral turpitude that...

Execution of Charles I, 1649

Week of January 29
Upon the death of Queen Elizabeth I, the Tudor line of the English monarchy came to an end, and the Stuart family of Scotland inherited the English throne; James VI, Elizabeth’s first cousin...