The United States Declaration Of Independence

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Homework Storage Page Today is Friday, May 15, 2015 an A Day.
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"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." Og Mandino(1923–1996) History Facts of the Day for May 15, 2015:
On May 15, 1602 Bartholomew Gosnold becomes the first recorded European to see Cape Cod.

And in 1618 Johannes Kepler confirms his previously rejected discovery of the third law of planetary motion (he first discovered it on March 8 but soon rejected the idea after some initial calculations were made).

Also, in 1755 Laredo, Texas is established by the Spaniards.

And in 1776, during the American Revolution, the Virginia Convention instructs its Continental Congress delegation to propose a resolution of independence from Great Britain, paving the way for the United States Declaration of Independence.

Also, in 1793 Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 meters", at a height of 5–6 meters, during one of the first attempted manned flights.

And in 1817 the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) opens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Also, in 1850 the Bloody Island Massacre takes place in Lake County, California, in which a
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