Today in history 4/30/2017


Today in history, Licinius unifies the whole of the eastern Roman Empire under his own rule in 313.

Today in history, King Louis IX of France is ransomed in 1250.

Today in historyGeorge Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president in 1789.

Today in history,The United States doubles in size through the Louisiana Purchase, which was sold by France for $15 million in 1803.

Today in history, Giuseppe Garibaldi (see picture below), the Italian patriot and guerrilla leader, repulses a French attack on Rome in 1849.

Today in history, The Soviet Union proposes a military alliance with France and Great Britain in 1930.

Today in history, U.S. troops invade Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnamese Army base areas in 1970.

Today in history, Saigon falls as North Vietnamese forces gain control of the city. The Vietnam War formally ends as South Vietnam unconditionally surrenders in 1975.


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