Today in history 7/25/2017

WordleCh1-507/25/2017:

Today in history, Emperor Constantine refuses to carry out traditional pagan sacrifices in 326.

Today in history, Maximilian II becomes emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1564.

Today in history, Hideyoshi (see picture below) bans Christianity in Japan and orders all Christians to leave in 1587.

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Today in history, On his way back from Syria, Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Ottomans at Aboukir, Egypt in 1799.

Today in history, China grants Belgium equal trading rights with Britain, France and the United States in 1845.

Today in historyPresident Andrew Johnson signs an act creating the territory of Wyoming in 1867.

Today in history, The Crittenden Resolution, calling for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, is passed by Congress in 1861.

Today in history, French aviator Louis Bleriot (see picture below) becomes the first man to fly across the English Channel in an airplane in 1909.

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Today in history, Svetlana Savitskaya (see picture below) becomes first woman to perform a space walk in 1984.

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Today in history 7/17/2017

WordleCh1-507/17/2017:

Today in history, France defeats England at Castillon, France, ending the Hundred Years’ War in 1453.

Today in history, Ottoman forces, supported by the British, capture Aboukir, Egypt from the French in 1799.

Today in history, The U.S. fleet arrives in Tripoli in 1801.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte (see picture below) surrenders to the British at Rochefort, France in 1815.

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Today in history, U.S. troops under General William R. Shafter (see picture below) take Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898.

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Today in history, Chinese communists attack the Nationalist army on the Yangtze River in 1946.

Today in history 7/1/2017

WordleCh1-507/1/2017:

Today in history, Vespasian, a Roman army leader, is hailed as a Roman emperor by the Egyptian legions in 69.

Today in history, England and Scotland sign the Peace of Greenwich in 1543.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte takes Alexandria, Egypt in 1798.

Today in history, Charles Darwin (see picture below) presents a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London in 1838.

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Today in history, The Battle of the Somme (see picture below) begins. Approximately 30,000 men are killed on the first day, two-thirds of them British in 1916.

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Today in history, The New York State Commission Against Discrimination is established–the first such agency in the United States in 1945.

Today in history, The U.S. postmaster introduces the ZIP code in 1963.

Today in history 4/25/2017

WordleCh1-504/25/2017:

Today in history, The Sultan of Morocco launches a successful attack to capture Timbuktu in 1590.

Today in history, At the Battle of Almansa, Franco-Spanish forces defeat the Anglo-Portugese forces in 1707.

Today in history, Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe (see picture below) is published in London in 1719.

Today in history, Work begins on the Suez Canal in Egypt in 1859.

Today in history, Tokyo is opened for foreign trade in 1867.

Today in history, The United States declares war on Spain in 1898.

Today in historyThe Battle of Gallipoli begins with the major land invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Encountering fierce Turkish resistance, Allied forces suffer heavy casualties and authorized evacuation begins on December 7. 480,000 Allied forces took part in the campaign at a cost of 250,000 casualties and 46,000 killed. Gallipoli goes down as one of the greatest military blunders in World War I in 1915.

Today in history, In Iran, Reza Khan is crowned Shah and chooses the name “Pahlavi” in 1926.

Today in history, A seeing eye dog is used for the first time in 1938.

Today in history, The magazine Nature publishes an article by biologists Francis Crick and James Watson (see picture below), describing the “double helix” of DNA in 1953.

Today in historyElvis Presley‘s “Heartbreak Hotel” (see picture below) goes to number one on the charts in 1956.

Today in history 4/22/2017

WordleCh1-504/22/2017:

Today in history, St. Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope in 296.

Today in history, Pedro Alvarez Cabral (see picture below) discovers Brazil in 1500.

Today in history, Spain and Portugal divide the eastern hemisphere in the Treaty of Saragossa in 1529.

Today in history, President George Washington proclaims American neutrality in the war in Europe in 1792.

Today in history, The Oklahoma land rush officially starts at noon as thousands of Americans race for new, unclaimed land in 1889.

Today in history,  At the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans use poison gas for the first time in 1915.

Today in history, Egypt signs treaty of friendship with Iraq in 1931.

Today in history, Allies launch major attack against the Japanese in Hollandia, New Guinea in 1944.

Today in history, The Senate Army-McCarthy hearings begin. They are broadcast on television in 1954.

Today in history, Congress orders all U.S. coins to bear the motto “In God We Trust” in 1955.

Today in history, Barbara Walters (see picture below) becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television in 1976.