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I Read the News Today

Weird and wonderful, it all happened in February

TIMELESS TALE: 1885 HUCKLEBERRY FINN PUBLISHED

Samuel Clemens, under the pen name Mark Twain, published his iconic, yet controversial, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the United States.

RIGGED ELECTION?: 1825 JOHN QUINCY ADAMS SELECTED AS PRESIDENT

Much to the annoyance of certain voters, the House of Representatives chose the president in the 1824 US election, because none of the candidates had won a majority. His opponents accused him of corruption, especially since he had only got 30 per cent of the vote, compared to Andrew Jackson’s 43 per cent.

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