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This Day in History – February 28, 2011

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1784 – John Wesley issues “Deed of Declaration” formally establishing the Methodist Church.   1849 – The steamship California landed in San Francisco, bringing the first East Coasters to the Gold Rush.   1916 – Henry James, American novelist and critic, died.   1948 – The last British troops left India.   1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H aired. It was the most watched television program in history.   1986 – Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot to death in central Stockholm.   1993 – Four federal agents were killed in Waco, Texas, after they tried to serve an arrest warrant for weapons charges on Branch Davidian sect leader David Koresh, starting a 51-day standoff.]]]]> ]]>

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