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1254 – born – Venice, Italy   1271-95 -Venetian merchant and traveler who journeyed from Europe to Asia.     1274- He was born into a Venetian merchant family, he joined his father and uncle on a journey to China, traveling along the Silk Road and reaching the court of Kublai Khan.              -The ..

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1799 – Smith was born in Jericho, New York, (now known as Bainbridge) on January 6, His early New England ancestors include Thomas Bascom, constable of Northampton, Massachusetts, who came to America in 1634. Thomas Bascom was of Huguenot and French Basque ancestry.     1822-1830 – Jedediah Smith is best known in history for ..

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970 – Leif was born in Iceland, The son of Eric The Red. Hence Eric-son.            998 – He also went to Norway to serve the King of Norway, Olaf Tryggvason.     1000 – Leif Ericson converted to Christianity, like many Norse of that time.               – He went to was covered with flat ..

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1844 – Born in Martinsburg on the 4th of May. 1856-1860 – She attended Mount Washington Female College in Baltimore. 1861 – She espionage career began by chance. On the 4th of July, a band of drunken Union soldiers broke into her home in Martinsburg, intent on raising the U. S. flag over the house. ..

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1864 – Born on the 5th day of May this year in Cochran’s Mills, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, and forty miles northeast of Pittsburgh.   1880 – Her family moved to Pittsburgh.   1887 – She left the Pittsburgh Dispatch in this year for New York City.   1888 – She suggested to her editor at ..

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Mir Murtaza Bhutto was the eldest son of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. 1977 – He served as Prime Minister of Pakistan before being deposed by a military coup, headed by General Zia ul-Haq. 1979 – He was executed and started al-Zulfikar, whose goal was to overthrow the Zia regime, to avenge his father’s detention and execution. ..

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