Today in history 4/7/2017

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4/7/2017:

Today in history, The Dutch establish a settlement at Cape Town, South Africa in 1652.

Today in history, The territory of Mississippi is organized in 1798.

Today in history, General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in TN in 1862.

Today in history, The U.S. Secretary of the Interior leases the Teapot Dome naval oil reserves in Wyoming in 1922.

Today in history, President Franklin Roosevelt signs legislation ending prohibition in the United States in 1933.

Today in history, The Japanese battleship Yamato (see picture below), the world’s largest battleship, is sunk during the Battle for Okinawa in 1945.

Today in history, Yugoslavia proclaims itself a Socialist republic in 1963.

Today in history, The United States breaks relations with Iran in 1980.

Today in history, Specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson (see picture below) make the first Space Shuttle spacewalk in 1983.

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