Today in history 7/26/2017



Today in history, Mu’awiya defeats Caliph Ali in the Battle of Siffin in Mesopotamia in 657.

Today in history, Francisco Pizarro receives a royal warrant to “discover and conquer” Peru in 1529.

Today in history, The Continental Congress establishes a postal system for the colonies with Benjamin Franklin (see picture below) as the first postmaster general in 1775.

Image result for ben franklin

Today in history, Liberia becomes the first African colony to become an independent state in 1847.

Today in history, The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified in 1920.

Today in history, In an Executive Order, President Harry Truman calls for the end of discrimination and segregation in the U.S. armed forces in 1948.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s