18 October 2015

The Mason-Dixon Line

18 October 1767 

#KnowSouthernHistory 
One of the original Mason-Dixon Line Markers

On this date in 1767 - Maryland and Pennsylvania agree on the Mason-Dixon Line as their boundary.


Other Years:

1676 - Nathaniel Bacon, leader of a rebellion against Virginia's colonial government was killed at the age of 29.
1862 - Confederate General John H. Morgan's cavalry seized Lexington, Kentucky.
1927 - George C. Scott, American actor/director famous for Patton and Dr. Strangelove was born in Wise, Virginia.
1939 - Lee Harvey Oswald, the presumed assassin of Pesident John F. Kennedy, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1954 - Texas Instruments Inc. announced the first transistor radio.


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