Today in history, English King George II defeats the French at Dettingen, Bavaria in 1743.
Today in history, Prudence Crandall (see picture below), a white woman, is arrested for conducting an academy for black women in Canterbury, Conn in 1833.
Today in history, The yen (see picture below) becomes the new form of currency in Japan in 1871.
Today in history, The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinies in 1905.
Today in history, Democrats offer Mrs. Leroy Springs (see picture below) the vice presidential nomination, the first woman considered for the job in 1924.
Today in history, Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York reveal a system for transmitting television pictures in 1929.
Today in history, The UN Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea in 1950.