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What Happened on May 9, 1768

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Historic Event

John Hancock pays duties on 25 pipes of wine, only one fourth of his ship's carrying capacity. British officials accuse him of unloading the rest during the night to avoid paying duties on the entire cargo.

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About May 9, 1768

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 254 years and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus