Today in history 5/3/2017


Today in history, Pope Gelasius asserts that his authority is superior to Emperor Anastasius in 495.

Today in history, Macon B. Allen (see picture below) becomes the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts in 1855.

Today in history, France declares war on Austria in 1859.

Today in history, The Battle of Chancellorsville rages for a second day in 1863.

Today in history, U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua in 1926.

Today in history, The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole in 1952.

Today in history, Margaret Thatcher (see picture below) becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain in 1979.

Today in history, A British submarine sinks Argentina’s only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War in 1982.


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