Today in history 6/13/2017


Today in history, The Marquis de Lafayette (see picture below) arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain in 1777.

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Today in history, Confederate forces on their way to Gettysburg clash with Union troops at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia in 1863.

Today in history, The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post in 1920.

Today in history, German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured in 1943.

Today in historyThe New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Today in historyPioneer 10 (see picture below), already in space for 11 years, leaves the solar system in 1983.

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