Today in history 4/15/2017


Today in history, English lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson publishes his Dictionary of the English Language 1755.

Today in history, The first balloon is flown in Ireland in 1784.

Today in history, At the Battle of Azimghur, the Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists in 1858.

Today in history‘Wild Bill’ Hickok (see picture below) becomes the marshal of Abilene, Kansas in 1871.

Today in history, Insulin becomes generally available for people suffering with diabetes in 1923.

Today in history,  Arab forces are defeated in battle with Israeli forces in 1948.

Today in history, President Harry Truman signs the official Japanese peace treaty in 1952.

Today in history, Ray Kroc (see picture below) starts the McDonald’s chain of fast food restaurants in 1955.

Today in history, U.S. warplanes attack Libya in 1986.


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