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Samuel de Champlain, a French adventurer, founded the Canadian town of Quebec in 1608.

George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1775.

At Gettysburg, Pa., in 1863, the Union army led by Gen. George Meade defeated Confederate troops led by Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Idaho became the 43rd state of the United States of America in 1890.

J.P. Morgan Jr., the son of the famed banker and businessman J. P. Morgan, was shot twice in the groyne by Eric Muenter, a German lecturer at Harvard University, in 1915. Morgan escaped the assassination attempt.

In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Eternal Light Peace Memorial Gettysburg.

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