Today in history 1/27/2017



Today in history, Mustafa II (see picture below) becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II in 1695.


Today in historyPresident Abraham Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies in 1862.

Today in history, President Woodrow Wilson (see picture below) opens the preparedness program in 1916.


Today in history, Communists attempt to seize power in Finland in 1918.

Today in history, Lenin’s body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin in 1924.

Today in history,  NASA selects 110 candidates for the first U.S. space flight 1959.

Today in history, A cease fire in Vietnam is called as the Paris peace accords are signed by the United States and North Vietnam.

Today in history, Pope John Paul II (see picture below) says mass to one million in Venezuela in 1985.



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