Today in history 5/14/2017


Today in history, King Henry III is captured by his brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, at the Battle of Lewes in 1264.

Today in history, At the Battle of Agnadello, the French defeat the Venitians in Northern Italy in 1509.

Today in history, English physician Edward Jenner (see picture below) gives the first successful smallpox vaccination in 1796.

Today in history, Explorer William Clark sets off from St. Louis, Missouri in 1804.

Today in history, Gail Borden (see picture below) applies for a patent for condensed milk in 1853.

Today in history, Guglielmo Marconi (see picture below) sends the first communication by wireless telegraph in 1897.

Today in history, “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillip Sousa (see picture below) is performed for the first time in Philadelphia. in 1897.

Today in history, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion (see picture below) establishes the State of Israel in 1848.

Today in history, The U.S. space station Skylab is launched in 1973.


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