Today in history 1/2/2017



Today in history, Catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella take the town of Granada, the last Muslim kingdom in Spain in 1492.

Today in history, Photography pioneer Louis Daguerre (see picture below) takes the first photograph of the moon in 1839.


Today in history, President Theodore Roosevelt (see picture below) closes a post office in Indianola, Mississippi, for refusing to hire a Black postmistress in 1903.


Today in history, After a six-month siege, Russians surrender Port Arthur to the Japanese in 1905.

Today in history, The Allies capture Buna in New Guinea in 1943.

Today in history, British police arrest the “Yorkshire Ripper” serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe in 1981.

Today in history, A severe winter storm hits the Midwestern US; in Chicago temperatures plunge to -13 ºF and19 inches of snow fell; 68 deaths are blamed on the storm in 1999.


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