Today in history 3/25/2017



Today in history, Constantine (see picture below) begins his reign as Catholic Pope in 708.

Today in history, Lord Baltimore founds the Catholic colony of Maryland in 1634.

Today in history, Puritans jail Governor Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland in 1655.

Today in history, The first horse race in America takes place in 1668.

Today in history, The Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington in 1776.

Today in history, British Parliament abolishes the slave trade in 1807.

Today in history, Japan invades the kingdom of Liuqiu (Ryukyu) Islands, formerly a vassal of China in 1879.

Today in history, The first submarine disaster occurs when a U.S. F-4 sinks off the Hawaiian coast in 1915.

Today in history, RCA manufactures its first color TV set and begins mass production in 1954.

Today in historyMartin Luther King Jr.  (see picture below) leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Ala. in 1965.

Today in history, The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight in 1970.


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