Today in history 3/17/2017



Today in history, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in 1766.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte and his army reach the Mediterranean seaport of St. Jean d’Acra, only to find British warships ready to break his siege of the town in 1799.

Today in history, The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued in 1868.

Today in history, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (see picture below), niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York in 1905.

Today in history, The Camp Fire Girls are founded in Lake Sebago, Maine in 1910.

Today in history, Four Douglas army aircraft leave Los Angeles for an around-the-world flight in 1924.

Today in history, A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean in 1966.

Today in history, President Ronald Reagan agrees to a joint study with Canada on acid rain in 1985.


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