Today in history 7/23/2017


Today in history, Sir George Calvert arrives in Newfoundland to develop his land grant in 1627.

Today in history, The French garrison at Mainz, Germany, falls to the Prussians in 1793.

Today in history, William A. Burt patents his “typographer,” an early typewriter in 1829.

Today in history, William Booth (see picture below) founds the Salvation Army in 1865.

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Today in history, The 14th Amendment is ratified, granting citizenship to African Americans in 1868.

Today in history, Japanese troops take over the Korean imperial palace in 1894.

Today in history, The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile, the Model A in 1903.

Today in history, Two astronomers, Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp (see picture below) in Arizona, almost simultaneously discover a comet in 1995.

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