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Monday, June 29 2015

At least two women fought alongside the men openly as women [at the Battle of Monmouth]. They are part of a larger story of the participation of women in the U.S. Revolution that will never be told in its entirety. Often what Americans know about women who fought is distilled in the story of a single legendary figure, Molly Pitcher.

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Saturday, June 27 2015

On June 26, 1870 the very first section of the Atlantic City boardwalk opened along the Jersey Shore. By then the island had been established as a health resort for nearly 20 years with routine train service by the Camden-Atlantic City Railroad.

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Sunday, June 14 2015

The first national observance of Flag Day occurred June 14, 1877, the centennial of the original flag resolution. By the mid 1890s the observance of Flag Day on June 14 was a popular event. Mayors and governors began to issue proclamations in their jurisdictions to celebrate this event. In the years to follow, public sentiment for a national Flag Day observance greatly intensified.

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