Today in history 1/15/2017

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1/15/2017:

Today in history, Riots flare in Mexico when it is announced that all churches are to be closed in 1624.

Today in history, In a secret session, Congress plans to annex Spanish East Florida in 1811.

Today in history, The first telephone line between Berlin and New York is inaugurated in 1913.

Today in history, The Dumbarton Bridge (see picture below) opens in San Francisco carrying the first auto traffic across the bay in 1927.

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Today in historyAmelia Earhart (see picture below) sets an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega in 1930.

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Today in history, UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Today in history, Wikipedia (see picture below) goes online in 2001.

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