Today in history 1/11/2017



Today in historyJulius Caesar (see picture below) leads his army across the Rubicon River, plunging Rome into civil war in 49 BC.


Today in history, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. (see picture below), becomes the U.S. Army’s first black general. His son would later become a general as well in 1940.


Today in history, President Harry S. Truman (see picture below) proposes free, two-year community colleges for all who want an education in 1948.


Today in history, A collection of previously unexhibited paintings by Pablo Picasso are displayed for the first time in Toronto in 1964.

Today in history, Honda announces it will build the first Japanese-owned passenger-car assembly plant in the United States–in Ohio in 1980.


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