Today in history 2/11/2017

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2/11/2017:

Today in history, Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno (see picture below) in 660 BC.

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Today in historyHenry VIII is recognized as the supreme head of the Church of England in 1531.

Today in history, Sixteen-year-old Sacajawea (see picture below), the Shoshoni guide for Lewis & Clark, gives birth to a son, with Meriwether Lewis serving as midwife in 1805.

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Today in history, Robert Fulton patents the steamboat in 1809.

Today in history, 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous (see picture below), a French miller’s daughter, claims to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes in 1858.

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Today in history, The meeting of President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Marshal Joseph Stalin in Yalta, adjourns in 1945.

Today in history, Walt Disney’s film Peter Pan premieres in 1953.

Today in history, A 75,000-watt light bulb is lit at the Rockefeller Center in New York, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s first light bulb in 1954.

Today in historyMrs. Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to lead the British Conservative Party in 1975.

Today in history, South African political leader Nelson Mandela is released from prison in Paarl, South Africa, after serving more than 27 years of a life sentence in 1990.

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