Today in history 8/21/2017

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8/21/2017:

Today in history, The warrior Yoritomo (see picture below) is made Shogun without equal in Japan in 1129.

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Today in history, France surrenders the island of Corsica to the British in 1794.

Today in history, The first of a series of debates begins between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Douglas goes on to win the Senate seat in November, but Lincoln gains national visibility for the first time in 1858.

Today in history, The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in Paris, where it had hung for more than 100 years. It is recovered in 1913 in 1911.

Today in history, U.S. Marines turn back the first major Japanese ground attack on Guadalcanal in the Battle of Tenaru in 1942.

Today in history, Hawaii is admitted into the Union in 1959.

Today in history, Mary Langdon (see picture below) in Battle, East Sussex, becomes Britain’s first firewoman in 1976.

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Today in history 8/10/2017

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Today in history, King Francis of France declares that all official documents are to be written in French, not Latin in 1539.

Today in history, Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by a Parisian mob in an assault that will become known as the Storming of the Tuileries Palace. The insurrection will be one of the defining events in the history of the French Revolution in 1772.

Today in history, William Driver (see picture below) of Salem, Massachusetts, is the first to use the term “Old Glory” in connection with the American flag, when he gives that name to a large flag aboard his ship, the Charles Daggett in 1831.

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Today in history, The Smithsonian Institution is established in Washington through the bequest of James Smithson (see picture below) in 1846.

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Today in history, The House of Lords in Great Britain gives up its veto power, making the House of Commons the more powerful House in 1911.

Today in history, The National Military Establishment is renamed the Department of Defense in 1949.

Today in history, NASA launches Discoverer 13 (see picture below), a satellite; it would become the first object ever recovered from orbit in 1960.

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Today in history, The last British troops leave Hong Kong. After 156 years of British rule, the island is returned to China in 1997.

Today in history 8/8/2017

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Today in history, Charles IX of France signs the Treaty of St. Germain, ending the third war of religion and giving religious freedom to the Huguenots in 1570.

Today in history, The invading armies of Spain, Austria and Bavaria are stopped at the village of St.-Jean-de-Losne, only 50 miles from France in 1636.

Today in history, Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard (see picture below) become the first men to climb Mont Blanc in France in 1786.

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Today in history, Thomas Edison (see picture below) patents the mimeograph in 1876.

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Today in history, The first household refrigerating machine is patented in 1899.

Today in history, England’s “Great Train Robbery;” 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) is stolen in 1963.

Today in historyPresident Richard Nixon (see picture below) resigns from the presidency as a result of the in 1974.

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Today in historyPioneer-Venus 2 (see picture below) is launched to probe the atmosphere of Venus in 1978.

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Today in history 8/4/2017

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Today in history, King Henry III (see picture below) puts down a revolt of English barons lead by Simon de Montfort in 1265.

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Today in history, The Constituent Assembly in France abolishes the privileges of nobility in 1789.

Today in history, The Revenue Cutter service, the parent service of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, is organized in 1790.

Today in history, Germany invades Belgium causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany in 1914.

Today in history, Helicopters from the U.S. Air Force Air Rescue Service land in Germany, completing the first transatlantic flight by helicopter in 51 hours and 55 minutes of flight time in 1952.

Today in history, The U.S. launches the first satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft (Apollo 15) in 1971.

Today in history 7/25/2017

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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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