Today in history, Henry IV’s army defeats the Spanish at the Battle of Fontaine-Francaise in 1595.
Today in history, The Republican National Convention, the first major political party convention to include blacks, commences in 1872.
Today in history, The first B-29 bombing raid strikes the Japanese rail line in Bangkok, Thailand in 1944.
Today in history, Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines “The Marshall Plan,” a program intended to assist European nations, including former enemies, to rebuild their economies in 1947.
Today in history, Doris A. Davis (see picture below) becomes the first African-American woman to govern a city in a major metropolitan area when she is elected mayor of Compton, California in 1973.