Today in history 5/21/2017


Today in history, Sixteen year old Otto III is crowned the Roman Emperor in 996.

Today in history, The Reformation is officially adopted in Geneva, Switzerland in 1536.

Today in history, Present-day Martha’s Vineyard is first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold (see picture below) in 1620.

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Today in history, Paris is divided into 48 zones in 1790.

Today in history, The Democratic party holds its first national convention in 1832.

Today in history, The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton (see picture below) in 1881.

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Today in historyCharles Lindbergh (see picture below) lands in Paris completing the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic in 1927.

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Today in history, The U.S. Eighth Army counterattacks to drive the Communist Chinese and North Koreans out of South Korea in 1951.


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