Today in history 6/17/2017

WordleCh1-506/17/2017:

Today in history, Sir Francis Drake (see picture below) claims San Francisco Bay for England in 1579.

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Today in history, The British take Bunker Hill outside of Boston, after a costly battle in 1775.

Today in history, The Red Turban revolt breaks out in Guangdong, China in 1854.

Today in historyPresident Abraham Lincoln witnesses Dr. Thaddeus Lowe demonstrate the use of a hot-air balloon in 1861.

Today in history, U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico in 1913.

Today in historyYank (see picture below) a weekly magazine for the U.S. armed services, begins publication in 1942.

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Today in history, Surgeon Richard Lawler (see picture below) performs the first kidney transplant operation in Chicago in 1950.

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Today in history, Five men are arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. in 1972.

Today in history, Millions of Americans watch former football player O.J. Simpson (see picture below)–facing murder charges–drive his Ford Bronco through Los Angeles, followed by police in 1994.

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Fan Art Friday for 6/16/2017

FAN-art-fridayHere’s this week’s Fan Art Friday post. Hope you all enjoy!

Raven Starfire by sakimichan! 😀 http://sakimichan.deviantart.com/art/Raven-Starfire-684968674

Adam West Tribute by PTR-Trick! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/Adam-West-Tribute-686880805

Arlequina by brunoarts! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Arlequina-686883069

Poison Ivy v.3 by Lucky-JJ! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Poison-Ivy-v-3-686900057

Catwoman by chalice29! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Catwoman-685931899

Wonder Woman and Batman by XenonVincentLegend! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/Wonder-Woman-and-Batman-686556860

Zatanna Zatara by ColletteTurner! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Zatanna-Zatara-686443494

R.I.P. Adam West by GustavoCardozo97! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/R-I-P-Adam-West-686439372

Today in history 6/16/2017

WordleCh1-506/16/2017:

Today in historyRome is sacked by the Vandal army in 455.

Today in historyNapoleon defeats the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny in 1815.

Today in history, The Russian czar dissolves the Duma in St. Petersburg in 1907.

Today in history, The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington in 1910.

Today in history, President Franklin Roosevelt‘s New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives in 1935.

Today in historyAnne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl (see picture below) is published in the United States in 1952.

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Today in history, Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev (see picture below) defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris in 1961.

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Today in history, Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union in 1977.

Today in history 6/15/2017

WordleCh1-506/15/2017:

Today in history, King John signs the Magna Carta in 1215.

Today in history, The English peasant revolt is crushed in London in 1381.

Today in history, Ottoman Turks crush Serbia in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389.

Today in history, Colonists in North America complete James Fort in Jamestown in 1607.

Today in historyBenjamin Franklin (see picture below) and his son test the relationship between electricity and lightning by flying a kite in a thunder storm in 1752.

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Today in history, Arkansas is admitted into the Union as the 25th state in 1836.

Today in history, Henry O. Flipper (see picture below) becomes the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1877.

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Today in historyPresident Woodrow Wilson (see picture below) signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America in 1916.

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Cosplay Wednesday for 6/14/2017

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Here’s this week’s Cosplay Wednesday post! Hope you all enjoy!

Black Bat – DC Comics by Neferet-Cosplay! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Black-Bat-DC-Comics-686506054

Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad) cosplay by MartyCos-Art! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/Harley-Quinn-Suicide-Squad-cosplay-686460152

Poison Ivy by batty-boop! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Poison-Ivy-686053177

DCBS: Kiss from a whip by nekomiKasai! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/DCBS-Kiss-from-a-whip-685015537

SACS16 – New 52 Supergirl by BlizzardTerrak! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/SACS16-New-52-Supergirl-684680564

Black Canary by ShamanaChu! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/Black-Canary-683536618

Raven by Oyuka! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Raven-678938999

Arkham Joker Genderbend by elisanoraa! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Arkham-Joker-Genderbend-676210063