At A Glance

1570 Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England and absolves her subjects from allegiance to the crown. 1793 1st US Cabinet meeting, held at George Washington’s home. 1836 Samuel Colt patents first revolving barrel multishot firearm. 1859 First use of “insanity plea” to prove innocence. 1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President […]

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