Today in history 4/5/2017



Today in history, Russian troops repel an invasion by Teutonic knights in 1242.

Today in historyPocahontas (see picture below) marries English colonist John Rolfe in 1614.

Today in historyGeorge Washington casts the first presidential veto in 1792.

Today in history, Queen Victoria proclaims Hong Kong a British crown colony in 1843.

Today in historyGideon Welles, the Secretary of the Navy issues official orders for the USS Powhatan to sail to Fort Sumter in 1861.

Today in history, The Japanese Army reaches Yalu River as Russians retreat in 1908.

Today in history, Mahatma Gandhi (see picture below) defies British law by making salt in India instead of buying it from the British in 1930.

Today in history, Americans Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death for espionage in 1951.

Today in historyWinston Churchill resigns as British prime minister in 1955.


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