Today in history 5/13/2017


Today in history, English colonists land near the James River in Virginia in 1607.

Today in history, The War of Bavarian Succession ends in 1779.

Today in history, The United States declares war on Mexico after fighting has already begun in 1846.

Today in history, The Battle of Resaca commences as Union General William T. Sherman (see picture below) fights towards Atlanta in 1864.

Today in history, Britain establishes the Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force in 1912.

Today in history, Igor Sikorsky (see picture below) flies the first four-engine aircraft in 1913.

Today in history, Allied forces in Italy break through the German Gustav Line into the Liri Valley in 1944.

Today in history, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt in 1981.

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