Today in history 1/12/2017

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1/12/2017:

Today in history, Russian Grand Duke Alexis (see picture below) goes on a gala buffalo hunting expedition with Gen. Phil Sheridan and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer in 1872.

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Today in history, The British-Zulu War begins. British troops — under Lieutenant General Frederic Augustus (see picture below) — invade Zululand from the southern African republic of Natal in 1879.

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Today in history, A wireless message is sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1908.

Today in history, The U.S. Congress establishes Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915.

Today in history, Soviet forces raise the siege of Leningrad (see picture below) in 1943.

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Today in history, Nineteen European nations agree to prohibit human cloning in 1998.

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