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The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - OPINION -

In 1820, Bri­tain’s King Ge­orge III died at Wind­sor Cas­tle.

In 1843, the 25th pres­i­dent of the United States, Wil­liam McKin­ley, was born in Niles, Ohio.

In 1845, Edgar Al­lan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first pub­lished in the New York Evening Mir­ror.

In 1861, Kansas be­came the 34th state of the Union.

In 1919, the rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the 18th Amend­ment to the Con­sti­tu­tion, which launched Pro­hi­bi­tion, was cer­ti­fied by Act­ing Sec­re­tary of State Frank L. Polk.

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