The Irish Free State is founded on this day in history.

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On this day in history, the Irish Free State is established.

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For the first time, a donkey symbolizing the Democratic Party appeared in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s weekly in 1870.

The following events occurred on this historical date:

For the first time, a cartoon by Thomas Nast depicting a donkey symbolizing the Democratic Party appeared in Harper’s weekly in 1870.

Dr. John F. Kennedy, a physician, was born in the year 1892.

The rules of basketball were published by James Naismith.

In Springfield, Massachusetts, he invented the game at a YMCA.

A vat holding 2.3 million gallons of molasses exploded in the streets of Boston in 1919, killing 21 people and injuring dozens more.

The Boston Molasses Disaster is the name given to the incident.

The Irish Free State was established in 1922 as part of the Treaty of Dublin, which ended the Irish War of Independence.

It was a British colony until 1937, when Ireland became an independent state.

In 1949, the independent republic was formally recognized.

On the Virginia side of the Potomac River, just outside of Washington, the Pentagon, the world’s largest structure of its kind, was dedicated in 1943.

The first Super Bowl was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1967, with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.

The US military offensives in Vietnam were halted by President Richard Nixon in 1973.

Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader at the time, proposed a broad arms-control plan in 1986, aiming to eliminate all nuclear weapons by the year 2000 and relieve “mankind of the fear of nuclear catastrophe.”

In 1997, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat reached an agreement on Israel’s withdrawal from Hebron, in the West Bank.

Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia that allows users to create and edit articles, makes its debut in 2001.

Wikipedia became the largest and fastest-growing educational reference website in just four years.

Michelle Bachelet became Chile’s first female president in a 2006 runoff election.

Following years of debate, the US Food and Drug Administration declared meat and milk from cloned animals safe for human consumption in 2008.

All 155 people were killed in the attack in 2009.

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