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Guess the Year 7-29-13


The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birth.

Young gang shoot dead six police in Springfield, Mo.

Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.

Bradman scores 167 for Australia vs. South Africa at the MCG.

“Mickey Mouse” and “Silly Symphony” comics syndicated.

Charlie Conacher becomes first Toronto Maple Leaf to score five goals in a game, first coming at seven seconds of game.

British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead).

Test debut of Bill O’ Reilly, vs. South Africa at Adelaide.

America enter Olympic two-man bobsled competition for first time.

Highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February was 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

Third Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY.

U.S. bobsled team member, Eddie Eagan, becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer and Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold).

Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona.

Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Va., USA (38 dead).

Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland.

TIME magazine features eccentric American politician William “Alfalfa.”

Murray on its cover after Murray stated his intention to run for President of the United States.

Charles Lindbergh Jr., (20 months), kidnapped in N.J.; found dead May 12.

In Niagara Falls 150 wild swans die.

Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son.

Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.

Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon.

Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced.

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