Today in history 3/13/2017



Today in history, St. Felix begins his reign as Catholic Pope in 483.

Today in history, The 12th recorded passage of Halley’s Comet occurs in 607.

Today in history, Hernando Cortez lands in what will become Mexico in 1519.

Today in history, Astronomer William Herschel (see picture below) discovers the planet Uranus, which he names ‘Georgium Sidus,’ in honor of King George III in 1781.

Today in history, Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin in 1793.

Today in history, A three-thousand-year-old archive is found in Jerusalem confirming biblical history in 1935.

Today in history, Julia Flikke (see picture below) of the Nurse Corps becomes the first woman colonel in the U.S. Army in 1942.

Today in history, The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa on bribery charges in 1957.

Today in history, Upon the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union in 1985.


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