|Today in History|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Today is Monday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2013. There is one day left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Dec. 30, 1813, British troops burned Buffalo, N.Y., during the War of 1812.
On this date:
In 1853, the United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to buy some 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico for $10 million in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.
In 1860, 10 days after South Carolina seceded from the Union, the state militia seized the United States Arsenal in Charleston.
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