Today in history 3/26/2017


Today in history, The famous Flemish composer Heinrich Issac dies in 1517.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine in 1799.

Today in history, The territory of New Orleans is organized in the Louisiana Purchase in 1804.

Today in history, German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven dies in Vienna. He had been deaf for the later part of his life, but said on his death bed “I shall hear in heaven” in 1827.

Today in history, Eastman Film Co. manufactures the first commercial motion picture film in 1885.

Today in history, The United States Air Force flag design is approved in 1951.

Today in history, Dr. Jonas Salk (see picture below) announces a new vaccine against polio in 1953.

Today in history, The United States sets off an H-bomb blast in the Marshall Islands, the second in four weeks in 1954.

Today in history, The Camp David treaty is signed between Israel and Egypt in 1979.

Today in history, Ground is broken in Washington D.C. for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982.

Today in history, The first free elections take place in the Soviet Union. Boris Yeltsin (see picture below) is elected in 1989.


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