Today in history 5/8/2017


Today in history, Jack Cade’s Rebellion–Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI in 1450.

Today in history, Hernando de Soto (see picture below) discovers the Mississippi River which he calls Rio de Espiritu Santo in 1541.

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Today in history, The United States Post Office is established in 1794.

Today in history, Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton (see picture below) invents Coca Cola in 1886.

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Today in history, China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki in 1895.

Today in history, The first transatlantic flight by a navy seaplane takes-off in 1919.

Today in history, The Battle of the Coral Sea between the Japanese Navy and the U.S. Navy ends in 1942.

Today in history, The final surrender of German forces is celebrated as VE (Victory Europe) day in 1945,

Today in historyPresident Dwight Eisenhower orders the National Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green (see picture below) becomes the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school in 1958.

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Today in history, The Soviet Union announces it will not participate in Summer Olympics planned for Los Angeles in 1984.


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