Today in history 1/21/2017



Today in historyPhilip Augustus, Henry II of England and Frederick Barbarossa assemble the troops for the Third Crusade in 1189.

Today in history, Chippewa, Delaware, Ottawa and Wyandot Indians sign the treaty of Fort McIntosh, ceding present-day Ohio to the United States in 1785.

Today in history, J.D. Rockefeller pledges $1 million for the relief of Europe’s destitute in 1921.

Today in history, In North Africa, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launches a drive to push the British eastward. While the British benefited from radio-intercept-derived Ultra information, the Germans enjoyed an even speedier intelligence source in 1942.

Today in history, Carl T. Rowan (see picture below) is named the director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) in 1964.


Today in history, The U.S. Supreme Court decides that pregnant teachers can no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence in 1974.

Today in history, Leonid Brezhnev and Henry Kissinger (see picture below) meet to discuss Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) in 1974.


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