Today in history 3/18/2017


Today in history, The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Caligula emperor in 37.

Today in history, Hawaii signs a treaty giving exclusive trading rights with the islands to the United States in 1874.

Today in history, Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens in Madison Square Gardens in 1881.

Today in historyTheodore Roosevelt opens the Roosevelt Dam (see picture below) in Phoenix, Ariz., the largest dam in the United States to date in 1911.

Today in history, On the Eastern Front, the Russians counter the Verdun assault with an attack at Lake Naroch. The Russians lose 100,000 men and the Germans lose 20,000 in 1916.

Today in history, Georgia finally ratifies the Bill of Rights, 150 years after the birth of the federal government. Connecticut and Massachusetts, the only other states to hold out, also ratify the Bill of Rights in this year in 1939.

Today in history, The Braves baseball team announces that they are moving from Boston to Milwaukee in 1953.

Today in history, Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first man to spacewalk when he exits his Voskhod 2 space capsule while in orbit around the Earth in 1965.

Today in history, Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson (see picture below) in 1986.


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