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In 1913, Harriet Tubman died at the age of 93. After escaping from a Dorchester County plantation in 1849, Tubman spent the next decade guiding other slaves to freedom using a route up the Choptank River in Delaware and into Pennsylvania – part of what is known today as the Underground Railroad. Last year, President Barack Obama designated a new national monument to Tubman near Cambridge on the Eastern Shore. (Handout photo)

1496: Christopher Columbus concluded his second visit to the Western Hemisphere as he left Hispaniola for Spain.

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1862: The U.S. government issued its first paper money.

1880: The Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England.

1965: Neil Simon's play "The Odd Couple," starring Walter Matthau and Art Carney, opened on Broadway.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.
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