Today in history 5/23/2017

WordleCh1-505/23/2017:

Today in history, The Thirty Years War begins in 1618.

Today in history, Captain William Kidd, the Scottish pirate, is hanged on the banks of the Thames in 1701.

Today in historyBenjamin Franklin (see picture below) announces his invention of bifocals in 1785.

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Today in history, South Carolina becomes the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1788.

Today in history, Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson (see picture below) takes Front Royal, Virginia in 1862.

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Today in history, Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney (see picture below) becomes the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, thirty-seven years after the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1900.

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Today in history, Gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (see picture below) are killed by Texas Rangers in 1934.

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Today in history, Israel announces the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960.

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