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What Happened on May 9, 1768

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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.

Statesman John Hancock
John Hancock

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About May 9, 1768

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 252 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus