Today in history 8/15/2017

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8/15/2017:

Today in history, Constantinople falls to Michael VIII of Nicea and his army in 1261.

Today in history, Hugh O’Neill, the Earl of Tyrone, leads an Irish force to victory over the British at the Battle of Yellow Ford in 1598.

Today in history, Frederick II defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Liegnitz in 1760.

Today in history, The Confederate raider Tallahassee (see picture below) captures six Federal ships off New England in 1864.

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Today in history, The Panama Canal opens to traffic in 1914.

Today in history, American, British and French forces land on the southern coast of France, between Toulon and Cannes, in Operation Dragoon in 1944.

Today in history, Britain grants independence to India and Pakistan in 1947.

Today in history, The infamous terrorist Carlos the Jackal (see picture below) is captured in Khartoum, Sudan in 1994.

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Today in history 8/7/2017

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Today in history, General George Washington authorizes the award of the Purple Heart for soldiers wounded in combat in 1782.

Today in history, Union troops capture part of Confederate General Jubal Early‘s army at Moorefield, West Virginia in 1864.

Today in history, Theophilus Van Kannel (see picture below) of Philadelphia receives a patent for the revolving door in 1888.

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Today in history, In Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals rules that the government can neither confiscate nor ban James Joyce’s novel Ulysses in 1934.

Today in history, The U.S. 1st Marine Division under General A. A. Vandegrift lands on the islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon islands. This is the first American amphibious landing of the war in 1942.

Today in historyApollo 15 (see picture below) returns to Earth. The mission to the moon had marked the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle in 1971.

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Today in history, Japan defeats the United States to win the Olympic Gold in baseball in 1984.

Today in history, Operation Desert Shield begins as US troops deploy to Saudi Arabia to discourage Iraq’s Saddam Hussein from invading that country as he had Kuwait .

Today in history, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks Hank Aaron’s record with his 756th home run. Bonds’ accomplishments were clouded by allegations of illegal steroid use and lying to a grand jury in 2007.

Today in history 7/27/2017

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Today in history, At the Battle of Bouvines in France, Philip Augustus of France defeats John of England in 1214.

Today in history, Sir Walter Raleigh returns to England from Virginia in 1586.

Today in history, The Marquis of Lafayette (see picture below) arrives in New England to help fight the British in 1777.

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Today in historyOrville Wright (see picture below) sets a world record for staying aloft in an airplane–one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds in 1909.

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Today in history, Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best (see picture below) isolate insulin at the University of Toronto in 1921.

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Today in history, U.S. troops complete the liberation of Guam in 1944.

Today in history, Representatives of the United Nations, Korea and China sign an armistice at Panmunjom, Korea in 1953.

Today in history 7/20/2017

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Today in history, Tamerlane’s Mongols defeat the Ottoman Turks at Angora in 1402.

Today in history,The Riot Act goes into effect in England in 1715.

Today in history, Imperial troops in Guizhou, China, kill 20,000 Miao rebels in 1867.

Today in history, The U.S. Army Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) begins its first training class at Fort Des Moines, Iowa in 1942.

Today in historyNeil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (see picture below) become the first men to walk on the moon in 1969.

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Today in history, The Viking spacecraft (see picture below) lands on Mars and begins taking soil samples in 1976.

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