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On this day: July 23

POSTED: 6:00 PM Jul 22 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jul 23 2013

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

OTD July 23 - Boston Lighthouse
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United States Lighthouse Society

1715: The first lighthouse in America is authorized by the Boston Light Bill for construction at Little Brewster Island, Mass. The Boston Lighthouse, which marks the entrance to Boston harbor, has guided ships since its lantern was first lit just before sunset on Sept. 14, 1716. The lighthouse is also the last remaining manned station in the U.S.