Today in history 2/5/2017

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2/5/2017:

Today in history, Henry II of France and Philip of Spain (see picture below) sign the truce of Vaucelles in 1556.

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Today in history, Sweden recognizes U.S. independence in 1783.

Today in history, The three-day Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Va., begins in 1865.

Today in history, The United States and Great Britain sign the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, giving the United States the right to build a canal in Nicaragua but not to fortify it in 1900.

Today in history, The Reader’s Digest begins publication in New York in 1922.

Today in history, The Soviets launch Sputnik V (see picture below), the heaviest satellite to date at 7.1 tons in 1961.

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Today in history, Two Apollo 14 astronauts walk on the moon in 1971.

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