Today in history 1/25/2017



Today in history, Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn (see picture below) in 1533.


Today in history, Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays (see picture below), revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay’s Rebellion in 1787.


Today in history, Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission in 1915.

Today in historyAxis Sally (see picture below), who broadcasts Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes in 1949.


Today in history, Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years in 1955.

Today in history, Shirley Chisholm (see picture below), the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, announces her candidacy for president in 1972.


Today in history, President Reagan endorses the development of the first U.S. permanently-manned space station in 1984.


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