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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Two-fers
Today we have a series of two-fers. That is, two events with similarities; or someone or something in common that happened on this date years apart.

May 29 was an interesting date. On this date in -

1630, future King of England, Charles II, is born
1660, Charles II was restored to the throne of England (his father had lost it, and his head, in 1649)

1736, future American statesman, Patrick Henry, is born in Virginia
1766, Patrick Henry, in a speech denouncing the Stamp Act, is said to have declared, "If this be treason, make the most of it."

1864, the ill-fated Archduke Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico and brother of the Austrian Emperor, Francis-Joseph, arrives in Mexico
1867, the Ausgleich, the compromise which created the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is signed by Austrian Emperor Francis-Joseph; he is crowned King of Hungary 10 days later, and 11 days after that Maximilian is executed in Querétaro, Mexico

Now, on to today's question: Two states were admitted to the Union on this date in 1790 and 1848 respectively. One was the 13th state, the other the 30th. Name them both.

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2 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Rhode Island and Wisconsin

robynl

Blogger Denise Patrick said...
Great job, Robyn. I'm glad Blogger hasn't kept you from playing, even if it makes you post anonymous.

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