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The Year is 1909 ...

U.S. troops land in Nicaragua to protect U.S. citizens during revolution. Marines had previously land in Nicaragua in 1896 to protect U.S. citizens.

President Taft severed official relations with Nicaragua's Zelaya government, and declared support for the revolutionaries.

Robert E. Peary leads expedition team to North Pole.

President William Howard Taft opens 700K acres for settlement in the West.
W.E.B. DuBois founds National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

First Lincoln-head pennies produced by the U.S. Mint.

Fifteen students meet at North School to start high school classes. FIve years later a referendum of about 1300 voters decides to build Arlington Height Township High School.

Arlington Heights Township High School's graduates its first class while accredited by the State of Illinois in 1913.

From 1907 to 1923 high school classes in Arlington Heights were held in the grade school buildings that were located at the site of the current Arlington Heights Park District Headquarters, the old North School.