Today in history 6/9/2017


Today in history, Coimbra, Portugal falls to Ferdinand, king of Castile in 1064.

Today in historyJacques Cartier sails into the mouth of the St. Lawrence River in Canada in 1534.

Today in history, Mary Ann “Mother” Bickerdyke (see picture below) begins working in Union hospitals in 1861.

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Today in history, Robert H. Goddard patents a rocket-fueled aircraft design in 1931.

Today in history, Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declares that Japan will fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender in 1945.

Today in history, NASA publishes a report on the Challenger accident in 1986.


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