Today in history

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On June 10 in …

1692 –- Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, MA, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries,” part of the infamous Salem Witch Trials.

1898 — U.S. Marines land in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

1903 – Binney & Smith Company of New York City begins developing a product line of wax crayons. The product is named Crayola.

1935 –- Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, OH, by him and Bill Wilson.

1940 –- Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom, broadening the early scope of World War II.


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