Today in history 1/17/2017

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1/17/2017:

Today in history, The Treaty of Lyon ends a short war between France and Savoy in 1601.

Today in history, Captain James Cook (see picture below) becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle in 1703.

Captain James Cook(1728-1779). Nathaniel Dance.  BHC2628

Captain James Cook(1728-1779). Nathaniel Dance. BHC2628

Today in history, Simon Bolivar (see picture below), the “liberator”, proclaims Columbia a republic in 1819.

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Today in historyRobert Scott reaches the South Pole only a month after Roald Amundsen in 1912.

Today in history, The Red Army occupies Warsaw in 1945.

Today in history, Soviet leader Khrushchev (see picture below) visits the Berlin Wall in 1963.

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