Today in history 6/18/2017

WordleCh1-506/18/2017:

Today in history, German-born Frederick I, Barbarossa, is crowned emperor of Rome in 1155.

Today in history, The Dutch fleet sails up the Thames River and threatens London in 1667.

Today in history, British troops evacuate Philadelphia in 1778.

Today in history, The War of 1812 begins when the United States declares war against Great Britain in 1812.

Today in history, At the Battle of Waterloo (see picture below), Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by an international army under the Duke of Wellington in 1815.

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Today in history, Allied forces on the Western Front begin their largest counterattack yet against the German army in 1918.

Today in historyAmelia Earhart (see picture below) becomes the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane in 1928.

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Today in history, Sally Ride (see picture below) becomes the first American woman in space in 1983.

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Today in history 6/12/2017

WordleCh1-506/12/2017:

Today in history, Alfonso V of Aragon is crowned King of Naples in 1442.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte and his army invade Russia in 1812.

Today in history, The gas mask is patented by Lewis P. Haslett in 1849.

Today in history, The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurs in France in 1918.

Today in history, Gangster Al Capone (see picture below) and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws in 1931. Image result for al capone

Today in history, Eight of Stalin’s generals are sentenced to death during purges in the Soviet Union in 1937.

Today in history, The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban interracial marriages in 1967.

Today in history 6/11/2017

WordleCh1-506/11/2017:

Today in history, Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1346.

Today in historyHenry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon in 1509.

Today in history, Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef in 1770.

Today in history, Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta in 1798.

Today in historyMajor General Henry W. Halleck (see picture below) finds documents and archives of the Confederate government in Richmond, Virginia. This discovery will lead to the publication of the official war records in 1865.

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Today in historyCharles E. Duryea (see picture below) receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile in 1895.

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Today in history, Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, receives the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded, for his solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1927.

Today in historyDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (see picture below) is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants in 1963.

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Today in history,  Margaret Thatcher (see picture below) wins her third consecutive term as Prime Minister in 1987.

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Today in history 5/28/2017

WordleCh1-505/28/2017:

Today in history, A solar eclipse interrupts a battle outside Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The battle ends in a draw in 585 BC.

Today in history, Napoleon Bonaparte (see picture below) is crowned in Milan, Italy. in 1805.

Today in history, The 54th Massachusetts, a regiment of African-American recruits, leaves Boston, headed for Hilton Head, South Carolina in 1863.

Today in history, Britain annexes the Orange Free State in South Africa in 1900.

Today in historyMelody (see picture below), the first animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor, premiers in 1953.

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Today in history, Amnesty International, a human rights organization, is founded in 1961.

Today in history 5/18/2017

WordleCh1-505/18/2017:

Today in history, Queen Anne, the widow of Louis XIII, is granted sole and absolute power as regent by the Paris parliament, overriding the late king’s will in 1643.

Today in history, Russian troops invade Poland in 1792.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte (see picture below) becomes the Emperor of France in 1804.

Today in historyAbraham Lincoln (see picture below) is nominated for president in 1860.

Today in history, The U.S. Congress passes the Selective Service act, calling up soldiers to fight World War I in 1917.

Today in history, President Franklin Roosevelt (see picture below) signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act in 1933.

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Today in history, New York ends night baseball games for the rest of World War II in 1942.

Today in history, After rumbling for two months, Mount Saint Helens, in Washington, erupts 3 times in 24 hours in 1980.