Today in history 4/23/2020

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Today in history, The first English order of knighthood is founded in 1348.

Today in history, Pedro Cabral claims Brazil for Portugal in 1500.

Today in history, Charles II (see picture below) is formally crowned king, returning the monarchy to Britain, albeit with greatly reduced powers in 1661.

Today in history, President George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York in 1789.

Today in history, Union cavalry units continue to skirmish with Confederate forces in Henderson, North Carolina and Munford’s Station, Alabama in 1865.

Today in history, Motion pictures premiere in New York City in 1896.

Today in history, The Federals (see picture below) defeat Kansas City 9-1 in the first major league game to be played in Chicago’s Weeghman Park, later renamed Wrigley Field in 1914.

Today in history, The ACA becomes the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA), the forerunner of NASA in 1915.

Today in history, The U.S. Senate passes the Soldiers’ Bonus Bill in 1924.

Today in history, Chiang Kai-shek (see picture below) evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists in 1950.

Today in history, The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 10 (see picture below), becoming the first mission to the Salyut 1 space station in 1971.

Today in history 2/9/2020

Today in history, The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies in 1799.

Today in history, The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President in 1825.

Today in history, Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich. in 1864.

Today in history, Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two Russian cruisers in 1904.

Today in history, The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission in 1922.

Today in history, Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India in 1942.

Today in history, The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans in 1943.

Today in history, Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship in 1951.

Today in history, Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa in 1994.

Today in history 1/28/2020

Today in history, The Roman Emperor Nerva names Trajan, an army general, as his successor in 0028.

Today in history, Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward VI in 1547.

Today in history, Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab in 1757.

Today in history, Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world in 1871.

Today in history, The German navy attacks the U.S. freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain in 1915.

Today in history, The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea in 1915.

Today in history, Albert Einstein startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe in 1921.

Today in history, The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law in 1932.

Today in history, French General Charles DeGaulle‘s Free French forces sack south Libya oasis in 1941.

Today in history, Chiang Kai-shek renames the Ledo-Burma Road the Stilwell Road, in honor of General Joseph Stilwell in 1945.

Today in history, The U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan in 1955.

Today in history, The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff in 1986.

Today in history 1/10/2020

Today in history, Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger take Palermo in Sicily in 1072.

Today in history, The Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, is beheaded on Tower Hill, accused of acting as an enemy of the British Parliament in 1645.

Today in history, King Philip V shocks all of Europe when he abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, Louis in 1724.

Today in history, General Stephen Kearny and Commodore Robert Stockton retake Los Angeles in the last California battle of the Mexican War in 1847.

Today in history, London’s Underground begins operations in 1863.

Today in history, John D. Rockefeller and his brother William establish the Standard Oil Company of Ohio in 1870.

Today in history, The Automobile Club of America installs signs on major highways. in 1901

Today in history, The world’s first flying-boat airplane, designed by Glenn Curtiss, makes its maiden flight at Hammondsport in 1912.

Today in history, In Washington, the House of Representatives passes legislation for women’s suffrage in 1918.

Today in history, Chiang Kai-shek and the Yenan Communist forces halt fighting in China in 1946.

Today in history, The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years in 1984.

Today in history 4/23/2017

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Today in history, The first English order of knighthood is founded in 1348.

Today in history, Pedro Cabral claims Brazil for Portugal in 1500.

Today in history, Charles II (see picture below) is formally crowned king, returning the monarchy to Britain, albeit with greatly reduced powers in 1661.

Today in history, President George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York in 1789.

Today in history, Union cavalry units continue to skirmish with Confederate forces in Henderson, North Carolina and Munford’s Station, Alabama in 1865.

Today in history, Motion pictures premiere in New York City in 1896.

Today in history, The Federals (see picture below) defeat Kansas City 9-1 in the first major league game to be played in Chicago’s Weeghman Park, later renamed Wrigley Field in 1914.

Today in history, The ACA becomes the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA), the forerunner of NASA in 1915.

Today in history, The U.S. Senate passes the Soldiers’ Bonus Bill in 1924.

Today in history, Chiang Kai-shek (see picture below) evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists in 1950.

Today in history, The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 10 (see picture below), becoming the first mission to the Salyut 1 space station in 1971.