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 6/30/2017

WordleCh1-506/30/2017:

Today in history, Charles Dickens reads from A Christmas Carol at St. Martin’s Hall in London–his first public reading in 1857.

Today in history, Jean Francois Gravelet aka Emile Blondin, a French daredevil, becomes the first man to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope in 1859.

Today in history, A mysterious explosion, possibly the result of a meteorite, levels thousands of trees in the Tunguska region of Siberia with a force approaching twenty megatons in 1908.

Today in history, Margaret Mitchell’s novel, Gone With the Wind (see picture below), is published in 1936.

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Today in history, John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley demonstrate their invention, the , for the first time in 1948.

Today in history, Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Psycho (see picture below), opens in 1960.

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Today in history 6/21/2017

WordleCh1-506/21/2017:

Today in history, The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War as the Dutch cede New Amsterdam to the English in 1667.

Today in historyChristopher Wren begins work on rebuilding St. Paul’s Cathedral in London after the Great Fire in 1675.

Today in history, C. H. McCormick patents the first practical reaper in 1834.

Today in history, Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.

Today in history, Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest in 1915.

Today in history, Baseball legend Lou Gehrig (see picture below) is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–a disease which wastes muscles in 1939.

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Today in history, Dr. Peter Goldmark (see picture below) demonstrates his “long-playing” record in 1948.

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Today in history 6/15/2017

WordleCh1-506/15/2017:

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 6/4/2017

WordleCh1-506/4/2017:

Today in history, The fortress at Osaka, Japan, falls to Shogun Leyasu (see picture below) after a six-month siege in 1615.

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Today in history, The Freemasons are founded in London in 1717.

Today in history, Tripoli is forced to conclude peace with the United States after a conflict over tribute in 1805.

Today in history, Gold is discovered in Alaska’s Indian Creek in 1911.

Today in history, The British complete the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk in 1940.

Today in history, Allied troops liberate Rome in 1944.

Today in history, Black activist Angela Davis (see picture below) is found not guilty of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy in 1972.

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