Today in history 1/19/2017

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1/19/2017:

Today in history, William Pitt the Younger (see picture below)becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24 in 1783.

William Pitt the Younger ?c.1783 George Romney 1734-1802 Bequeathed by Admiral John E. Pringle 1908 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N02280

Today in history, The magazine “L’Auto” announces the new Tour de France in 1902.

Today in history, The French announce the invention of a new gun that has a firing range of 56 miles in 1923.

Today in history, Howard Hughes (see picture below) flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes in 1937.

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Today in history, In the Soviet Union, the Council of People’s Commissars is formed under Molotov in 1937.

Today in history, The United States and Iran sign an accord on a hostage release in Algiers in 1981.

Today in history, The New Catholic code expands women’s rights in the Church in 1983.

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