Today in history 2/22/2017



Today in history, The last invasion of Britain takes place when some 1,400 Frenchmen land at Fishguard in Wales in 1797.

Today in history, Russia and Britain establish the Alaska/Canada boundary in 1825.

Today in history, Frank Winfield Woolworth’s (see picture below) ‘nothing over five cents’ shop opens in Utica, New York. It is the first chain store in 1875.


Today in history, Columbia University declares radio education a success in 1924.

Today in historyOperation Junction City becomes the largest U.S. operation in Vietnam in 1967.

Today in history, Britain and the United States send warships to the Persian Gulf following an Iranian offensive against Iraq in 1984.


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