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Library Article Updated On: October 29, 2014, 10:36 am MDT

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 17 states already have state constitutional guarantees that protect the right to hunt and fish. In addition, two states, California and Rhode Island, have constitutional provisions that protect fishing, and not hunting.

Now, voters in Alabama and Mississippi voters will cast ballots to expand protections of a constitutional right to hunt and fish next week

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Library Article Updated On: October 22, 2014, 3:12 pm MDT

1748: British author Henry Fielding became a justice of the peace on October 25, beginning a successful career curtailing criminal activity in Westminster and Middlesex, England.

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Library Article Updated On: October 17, 2014, 3:04 pm MDT

This Economist essay discusses the impact of digitalization on how books are written, published and sold.

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Library Article Updated On: October 16, 2014, 1:17 pm MDT

1066: The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14 in England between the forces of William, Duke of Normandy, and King Harold of
England. William was the ruler of Normandy, a part of present‐ day France, and a cousin of the late English King Edward. King Edward died childless, and William was next in line to inherit the crown. However, English nobleman Harold Godwine claimed that King Edward had promised him the kingdom, and he seized the crown as King Harold. The resulting war over the succession led to the Norman Conquest and the victory of William the Conqueror.

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Library Article Updated On: October 7, 2014, 1:05 pm MDT

This week in History:

  • The first double-decked paddlewheel steamboat
  • The Chicago Fire
  • The 1908 Bosnian Crisis
  • The completion of Hoover Dam
  • Elizabeth Taylor's final marriage
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