Today in history 3/24/2017


Today in history, Charles II of England awards land known as Carolina in North America to eight members of the nobility who assisted in his restoration in 1663.

Today in history, In London, Roger Williams (see picture below) is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island in 1664.

Today in history, In Germany, the supremely talented Johann Sebastian Bach (see picture below) publishes the Six Brandenburg Concertos in 1721.

Today in history, Mayor Van Wyck of New York breaks ground for the New York subway tunnel that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn in 1900.

Today in history, Congress proposes limiting the United States presidency to two terms in 1947.

Today in history, Tennessee Williams’ play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens at the Morosco Theatre in New York City in 1955.

Today in historyElvis Presley (see picture below) trades in his guitar for a rifle and Army fatigues in 1958.

Elvis at the o2 … 2014 …Elvis Presley

Today in history, The Freedom Marchers, citizens for civil rights, reach Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Today in history, The Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, spills 240,000 barrels of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in 1989.

Today in history, NATO planes, including stealth aircraft, attack Serbian forces in Kosovo in 1999.


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