Today in history 8/8/2017

WordleCh1-508/8/2017:

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 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 6/9/2017

WordleCh1-506/9/2017:

Today in history, Coimbra, Portugal falls to Ferdinand, king of Castile in 1064.

Today in historyJacques Cartier sails into the mouth of the St. Lawrence River in Canada in 1534.

Today in history, Mary Ann “Mother” Bickerdyke (see picture below) begins working in Union hospitals in 1861.

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Today in history, Robert H. Goddard patents a rocket-fueled aircraft design in 1931.

Today in history, Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declares that Japan will fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender in 1945.

Today in history, NASA publishes a report on the Challenger accident in 1986.

Today in history 5/30/2017

WordleCh1-505/30/2017:

Today in history, The University of Marburg is founded in Germany in 1527.

Today in history, Hernando de Soto (see picture below) lands in Florida with 600 soldiers in search of gold in 1539.

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Today in history, The first American daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publishing in Philadelphia in 1783.

Today in history, William Young patents the ice cream freezer (see picture below)  in 1848.

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Today in history, Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves in 1868.

Today in history, The First Balkan War ends in 1913.

Today in history, The U.S. Navy transfers the Teapot Dome oil reserves to the Department of the Interior in 1921.

Today in history, NASA launches Mariner 9 (see picture below), the first satellite to orbit Mars in 1971.

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