Today in history 4/27/2017


Today in history, Edward I defeats the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar in 1296.

Today in history, Pope Julius II excommunicates the Italian state of Venice in 1509.

Today in history, The first Spanish settlement in Philippines is established in Cebu City in 1565.

Today in history, British Parliament passes the Tea Act in 1773.

Today in history, American forces capture York (present-day Toronto), the seat of government in Ontario in 1813.

Today in history, President Abraham Lincoln (see picture below) suspends the writ of habeas corpus in 1861.

Today in history, The Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid II, is overthrown in 1909.

Today in history, The United Kingdom grants Sierra Leone independence in 1961.

Today in history, The Afghanistan revolution begins in 1978.

Today in history, Protesting students take over Tiananmen Square (see picture below) in Beijing, China in 1989.


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