Today in history 6/15/2017


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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Today in history 2/8/2017



Today in history, At Eylau, Napoleon‘s Marshal Pierre Augereau (see picture below) attacks Russian forces in a heavy snowstorm in 1807.


Today in history, In a surprise attack at Port Arthur, Korea, the Japanese disable seven Russian warships in 1904.

Today in history, The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated in 1910.

Today in history, British General Orde Wingate (see picture below) leads a guerrilla force against the Japanese in Burma in 1943.