Today in history 6/28/2017


Today in history, The French colony of Guadeloupe is established in the Caribbean in 1635.

Today in history, Russians defeat the Swedes and Cossacks at the Battle of Poltava in 1709.

Today in history, Mary “Molly Pitcher” Hays McCauley (see picture below), wife of an American artilleryman, carries water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth in 1778.

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Today in history, Congress declares Labor Day a legal holiday in 1884.

Today in history, Samuel J. Battle (see picture below) becomes the first African-American policeman in New York City in 1911.

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Today in history, German troops launch an offensive to seize Soviet oil fields in the Caucasus and the city of Stalingrad in 1942.

Today in historyGeneral Douglas MacArthur (see picture below) arrives in South Korea as Seoul falls to the North in 1950.

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Today in history, The Supreme Court overturns the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali in 1971.

Today in history, The first women enter the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1976.


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