Today in history, Oliver Cromwell (see picture below) crushes the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.
Today in history, The Continental Congress resolves with the Declaration of Independence that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States” in 1776.
Today in history, Czar Alexander II (see picture below) frees the serfs working on imperial lands in 1858.
Today in history, Congress establishes the Army Air Corps in 1926.
Today in history, American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappears in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world in 1937.
Today in history, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law in 1964.
Today in history, President Jimmy Carter reinstates draft registration for males 18 years of age in 1980.