Today in history 3/16/2017



Today in history, The Emperor Babur defeats the Rajputs at the Battle of Khanwa, removing the main Hindu rivals in Northern India in 1527.

Today in history, Susan Hayhurst (see picture below) becomes the first woman to graduate from a pharmacy college in the United States in 1833.

Today in history, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (see picture below) is published in 1850.

Today in history, The British cruiser Invincible, the world’s largest, is completed at Glasgow shipyards in 1907.

Today in history, Russian Czar Nicholas II abdicates his throne in 1917.

Today in history, Physicist Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket in 1926.

Today in history, Iwo Jima is declared secure by U.S. forces although small pockets of Japanese resistance still exist in 1945.

Today in history, CBS introduces The Morning Show hosted by Walter Cronkite to compete with NBC’s Today Show in 1954.

Today in history, President Lyndon B. Johnson submits a $1 billion war-on-poverty program to Congress in 1964.


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