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From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

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From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

    Part One of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote novel is published in Spain - January 16th, 1605

    Part One of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote novel is published in Spain - January 16th, 1605

    On this day in 1605, the first half of Miguel de Cervantes' landmark novel Don Quixote was published in Spain.
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    • 9 min
    A cartoon in Harper's Weekly uses the donkey to symbolize the Democratic Party for the first time - January 15th, 1870

    A cartoon in Harper's Weekly uses the donkey to symbolize the Democratic Party for the first time - January 15th, 1870

    On this day in 1870, political cartoonist Thomas Nast first used the donkey as a symbol for the Democratic Party in a cartoon titled “A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion."
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    The clarinet is invented in Nuremberg, Germany - January 14th, 1690

    The clarinet is invented in Nuremberg, Germany - January 14th, 1690

    On this day in 1690, German instrument maker Johann Christoph Denner created the world’s first clarinet.
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    The Black Friday bushfires claim 71 lives in Australia - January 13th, 1939

    The Black Friday bushfires claim 71 lives in Australia - January 13th, 1939

    On this day in 1939, a series of fires converged and swept rapidly across large areas of Victoria, Australia, leaving a widespread trail of death and destruction.
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    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time - January 12th, 1908

    A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time - January 12th, 1908

    On this day in 1908, French radio pioneer Gustave Ferrié transmitted the first long-distance message ever sent from the Eiffel Tower.
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    England holds its first national lottery - January 11th, 1569

    England holds its first national lottery - January 11th, 1569

    On this day in 1569, in a public square outside Old St Paul’s Cathedral in London, the drawing began for the first state-run lottery in English history.
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