Today in history 5/11/2017


Today in history, Alexander III (see picture below) becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire in 912.

Today in history, Henry of Anjou becomes the first elected king of Poland in 1573.

Today in history, The Columbia River is discovered by Captain Robert Gray in 1792.

Today in history, Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. state in 1858.

Today in history, Confederates scuttle the CSS Virginia (see picture below) off Norfolk, Virginia in 1862.

Today in history, Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires in 1960.

Today in history, The Siege of Khe Sanh ends with the base is still in American hands in 1967.


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