Today in history 3/9/2017


Today in history, The Treaty of Stolbovo ends the occupation of Northern Russia by Swedish troops in 1617.

Today in history, Connecticut becomes the 5th state in 1788.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais in Paris, France in 1796.

Today in history, The French Academy of Science announces the Daguerreotype photo process in 1839.

Today in history, The rebel slaves who seized a Spanish slave ship, the Amistad, in 1839 are freed by the Supreme Court despite Spanish demands for extradition in 1841.

Today in history, The first and last battle between the ironclads U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia ends in a draw in 1862.

Today in history, The Barbie doll is unveiled at a toy fair in New York City in 1959.

Today in history, Svetlana Alliluyeva (see picture below), Joseph Stalin‘s daughter, defects to the United States in 1967.


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