Today in History

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  • 1809 Wearing masks at balls is forbidden in Boston
  • 1817 first coffee is planted in Hawaii
  • 1853 Gadsden Purchase 45,000 sq miles by Gila River from Mexico for $10 million. Area is now southern Arizona & New Mexico
  • 1924 Edwin Hubble announces existence of other Milky Way systems
  • 1938 Electronic television system patented, VK Zworykin
  • 1975 Democratic Republic of Madagascar founded

That's all for today.

Today In History