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December 11, 1980

On December 11, 1980, US President Jimmy Carter signed into law the legislation that created a $1.6 billion environmental “superfund” that would help clean up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps. Libertarians throughout the United States complained and said that … Continue reading

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August 1, 1715

On August 1, 1715, the First Doggett’s Coat and Badge race was held on the Thames River in London, England. This is the longest continuously run rowing race in the world. The first race was run by the waterman (think … Continue reading

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