Today in History – July 9

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Today in History – July 9

On July 9, 1819, Elias Howe, inventor of the first practical sewing machine, was born in Spencer, Massachusetts. Continue reading.

On July 9, 1793, Vermont completed revisions to its constitution and became the first state in the United States to prohibit slavery. Continue reading.

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