Today in history 3/11/2017

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3/11/2017:

Today in history, The Goths lay siege to Rome in 597.

Today in history, A new legal code is approved for the Dutch and English towns, guaranteeing religious observances unhindered in 1665.

Today in history, The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper is published in 1702.

Today in history, The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Seneca Indian Ely Parker (see picture below) becomes the first Indian to lead the Bureau in 1824.

Today in history, President Howard Taft becomes the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. in 1930.

Today in history, Levi-Strauss starts to sell bell-bottomed jeans in 1969.

Today in history, Mikhail Gorbachev is named the new Soviet leader in 1985.

Today in history, Lithuania declares its independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.

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