Today in history 5/17/2017


Today in history, Afghan chief Sher Khan defeats Mongul Emperor Humayun at Kanauj in 1540.

Today in history, Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi (see picture below)  sees the belts on Jupiter’s surface in 1630.

Today in history, Britain declares war on France in 1756.

Today in history, Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in 1814.

Today in history, The first Kentucky Derby is run in Louisville in 1875.

Today in historyFrederick Douglass (see picture below) is appointed recorder of deeds for Washington, D.C. in 1881.

Today in history, The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules for school integration in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.

Today in history, The Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings in 1973.


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