Today in history 5/28/2017


Today in history, A solar eclipse interrupts a battle outside Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The battle ends in a draw in 585 BC.

Today in history, Napoleon Bonaparte (see picture below) is crowned in Milan, Italy. in 1805.

Today in history, The 54th Massachusetts, a regiment of African-American recruits, leaves Boston, headed for Hilton Head, South Carolina in 1863.

Today in history, Britain annexes the Orange Free State in South Africa in 1900.

Today in historyMelody (see picture below), the first animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor, premiers in 1953.

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Today in history, Amnesty International, a human rights organization, is founded in 1961.


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