Today in history, Huguenot rebels and the French sign the Peace of La Rochelle in 1626.
Today in history, France recognizes the United States and signs a treaty of aid in Paris in 1778.
Today in history, Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the Constitution in 1788.
Today in history, Forces under the command of Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant and Flag Officer Andrew Hull Foote capture Fort Henry, Tennessee, in the Battle of Fort Henry (see picture below), giving the Union its first victory of the Civil War in 1862.
Today in history, The Washington Disarmament Conference comes to an end with the ratification of the final treaty forbidding fortification of the Aleutian Islands for 14 years in 1922.
Today in history, MacArthur reports the fall of Manila, and the liberation of 5,000 prisoners in 1945.
Today in history, Queen Elizabeth marks her Silver Jubilee in 1977.
Today in history, Civil rights workers begin a march from Carrolton to Montgomery, Alabama in 1982.