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John’s Believe It Or Not… February 9th

* 1760 – Captain John Byron begins tearing down the fortifications of Louisbourg on orders from British PM William Pitt. * 1825 Presidential election decided in the House * 1950 McCarthy accuses State Department of communist infiltration * 1960 Joanne Woodward earns first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame * 1942 Normandie burns in New York

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* 1760 – Captain John Byron begins tearing down the fortifications of Louisbourg on orders from British PM William Pitt. 

In the middle of the eighteenth century, the French controlled vast areas of the eastern American continent that stretched from the mouth of the St. Lawrence River across the region of the Great Lakes, down the courses of the Ohio and the Mississippi Rivers, as far as the outlet of the latter mighty river into the Gulf of Mexico. French forts along this frontier barred the western expansion of the English colonists. The colonies of the English king, George II, which were confined to the Atlantic coast, greatly outnumbered the colonists of France’s King Louis XV. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 9th”