Today in history 1/6/2017

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1/6/2017:

Today in history, Harold Godwineson (see picture below) is crowned King Harold II – King of England in 1066.

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Today in history, New Mexico becomes the 47th U.S. state of the Union in 1912.

Today in history, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (see picture below) asks Congress to support the Lend-lease Bill to help supply the Allies in 1941.

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Today in history, Astronomers report sighting a new galaxy 12 billion light years away in 1987.

Today in history, In one of the closest Presidential elections in U.S. history, George W. Bush was finally declared the winner of the bitterly contested 2000 Presidential elections more than five weeks after the election due to the disputed Florida ballots in 2001.

Today in history, US Senate confirms Janet Yellen (see picture below) as the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve Bank in the central bank’s 100-year history in 2014.

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