Today in history 4/3/2017



Today in history, In Persia, Kavadh sues for peace with the Byzantines in 628.

Today in history, John of Gaunt and Edward the Black Prince win the Battle of Najera, in Spain in 1367.

Today in history, Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France sign the peace of Cateau-Cambresis, ending a long series of wars between the Hapsburg and Valois dynasties in 1559.

Today in history, The Pony Express connects St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California in 1860.

Today in historySlavery is abolished in Washington, D.C. in 1862.

Today in history, The American outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back and killed by his cousin, Bob Ford in 1882.

Today in history, Alaska’s Mount McKinley (see picture below), the highest mountain in North America is climbed in 1910.

Today in history, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre (see picture below) are married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City in 1920.

Today in history, The U.S. Supreme Court rules that black citizens are eligible to vote in all elections, including primaries in 1944.

Today in history, President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan. It will revive war-torn Europe in 1948.

Today in history, Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States after a twenty-year absence in 1972.

Today in history, Coach John Thompson (see picture below) of Georgetown University becomes the first African-American coach to win an NCAA basketball tournament in 1984.


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