Today in history 3/27/2017


Today in history, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon (see picture below)  sights Florida in 1512.

Today in history, The U.S. government establishes a permanent navy with the authorization to build six frigates in 1794.

Today in history, The Treaty of Amiens is signed, ending the French Revolutionary War in 1802.

Today in history, The first long-distance telephone call is made from Boston to New York in 1884.

Today in history, The Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi achieves the first international radio transmission between England and France in 1899.

Today in history, The first cherry blossom trees (see picture below), a gift from Japan, are planted in Washington, D.C. in 1912.

Today in history, General Dwight Eisenhower declares that the German defenses on the Western Front have been broken in 1945.

Today in history, The United States announces a plan to explore space near the moon in 1958.

Today in history, Washington, D.C. opens its subway system in 1976.


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