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1371

Robert II succeeded to the throne of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.

1819

Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

1879

Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first "Five Cent Store" in Utica, New York.

1924

Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House.

1935

Airplanes were no longer permitted to fly over the White House.

1980

In a major upset, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets 4–3 at Lake Placid, N.Y.

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