Today in history 6/19/2017


Today in history, Eratosthenes (see picture below) estimates the circumference of Earth using two sticks in 240 BC.

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Today in historyGeneral George Washington‘s troops finally leave Valley Forge after a winter of training in 1778.

Today in history, The Ottomans defeat the Greeks at the Battle of Dragasani in 1821.

Today in history, The New York Knickerbocker Club plays the New York Club in the first baseball game at Elysian Field, Hoboken, New Jersey in 1846.

Today in history, The Statue of Liberty (see picture below) arrives in New York City from France in 1885.

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Today in history, The National Archives and Records Administration is established in 1934.

Today in history, Nine entertainers refuse to answer a congressional committee’s questions on communism in 1958.

Today in history, Over 50,000 people march on Washington, D.C. to support the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968.

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