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THIS DAY IN HISTORY is a series of puzzles I intend to create in which I choose an event a certain amount of years ago. I need you to figure the event and tell me how many years ago it happened

From a great maker of bikes
Comes something the government likes
Took on this day
And now there's a lot in the place
Of which it originates

I will release the answer when the next one is released

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  • $\begingroup$ cryptic clues? are you sure? thanks $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jul 28 at 7:32
  • $\begingroup$ Does double-meaninged count as cryptic? $\endgroup$ – William Pennanti Jul 28 at 7:43
  • $\begingroup$ yep, but only if it is used correctly. see Deusovi's Cryptic Clue Guide post on the site for more details! $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jul 28 at 8:53
  • $\begingroup$ Will you be specifying the date going forward? I don’t think the right answer occurred on July 27... $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Jul 28 at 11:34
  • $\begingroup$ I know. This first one was a research mistake. However, I will $\endgroup$ – William Pennanti Jul 28 at 12:29
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Is it

The Wright Brothers making the first successful plane?

From a great maker of bikes

The Wright Brothers built the first working plane, but before that they made bikes

Comes something the government likes

The government uses planes a lot

Took on this day

Planes are used very often these days

And now there's a lot in the place Of which it originates

The first plane was made in North Carolina, and there are a lot of planes in North Carolina now

If so, it happened in

1903

So it happened around

116 years ago

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