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August 3, 1527

On this DAY IN HISTORY! in 1527, John Rut sent the first known letter from North America. The missive traveled from St. John’s, Newfoundland to King Henry VIII in England. It read as follows: “Oi! Hank! Hows em hanging, huh? How’s the wife, not gonna bother remembering their names until you do, HAH! I’m here … Continue reading

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