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Feb 14, 1884: Theodore Roosevelt”s Wife and Mother Die

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day in 1884, future President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother die, only hours apart. Roosevelt was at work in the New York state legislature attempting to get a government reform bill passed when

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Feb 1, 1884: Oxford Dictionary Debuts

Original notes from 1st edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, 1884. On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published.

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December 6, 1884: Washington Monument Completed

On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first president, George Washington. As early

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