Today in history 4/1/2017



Today in history, The Sea Beggars under Guillaume de la Marck (see picture below) land in Holland and capture the small town of Briel in 1572.

Today in history, Oliver Pollock (see picture below), creates the dollar sign in 1778.

Today in history, The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the United States in 1863.

Today in history, The Hampton Institute is founded in Hampton, Va. in 1868.

Today in history, Berlin and Paris are linked by telephone in 1905.

Today in history, England’s Royal Air Force is formed in 1918.

Today in history, The yo-yo is introduced in the United States by Louie Marx (see picture below) in 1929.

Today in historyU.S. forces launch invasion of Okinawa in 1945.

Today in history, The Berlin Airlift begins, relieving the surrounded city from the Soviet siege in 1948.

Today in history, United Nations forces again move northward across the 38th Parallel in Korea in 1951.

Today in history,  The U.S. Air Force Academy is founded in Colorado in 1954.

Today in history, The United States transfers control of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama in 1982.


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