Today in history 5/13/2020

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Today in history, English colonists land near the James River in Virginia in 1607.

Today in history, The War of Bavarian Succession ends in 1779.

Today in history, The United States declares war on Mexico after fighting has already begun in 1846.

Today in history, The Battle of Resaca commences as Union General William T. Sherman (see picture below) fights towards Atlanta in 1864.

Today in history, Britain establishes the Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force in 1912.

Today in history, Igor Sikorsky (see picture below) flies the first four-engine aircraft in 1913.

Today in history, Allied forces in Italy break through the German Gustav Line into the Liri Valley in 1944.

Today in history, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt in 1981.

Today in history 1/27/2020

Today in history, Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Amhed II in 1695.

Today in history, Congress approves Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears” in 1825.

Today in history, President Abraham Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies in 1862.

Today in history,  Foreign diplomats in Peking fear revolt and demand that the Imperial Government discipline the Boxer Rebels in 1900.

Today in history, Russian General Kuropatkin takes the offensive in Manchuria. The Japanese under General Oyama suffer heavy casualties in 1905.

Today in history, Communists attempt to seize power in Finland in 1918.

Today in history, Lenin’s body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin in 1924.

Today in history, The United States and Great Britain begin high-level military talks in Washington in 1941.

Today in history, NASA selects 110 candidates for the first U.S. space flight in 1959.

Today in history, A cease fire in Vietnam is called as the Paris peace accords are signed by the United States and North Vietnam in 1973.

Today in history, Pope John Paul II says mass to one million in Venezuela in 1985.

Today in history 5/13/2017

WordleCh1-505/13/2017:

Today in history, English colonists land near the James River in Virginia in 1607.

Today in history, The War of Bavarian Succession ends in 1779.

Today in history, The United States declares war on Mexico after fighting has already begun in 1846.

Today in history, The Battle of Resaca commences as Union General William T. Sherman (see picture below) fights towards Atlanta in 1864.

Today in history, Britain establishes the Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force in 1912.

Today in history, Igor Sikorsky (see picture below) flies the first four-engine aircraft in 1913.

Today in history, Allied forces in Italy break through the German Gustav Line into the Liri Valley in 1944.

Today in history, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt in 1981.

Today in history 1/27/2017

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1/27/2017:

Today in history, Mustafa II (see picture below) becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II in 1695.

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Today in historyPresident Abraham Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies in 1862.

Today in history, President Woodrow Wilson (see picture below) opens the preparedness program in 1916.

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Today in history, Communists attempt to seize power in Finland in 1918.

Today in history, Lenin’s body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin in 1924.

Today in history,  NASA selects 110 candidates for the first U.S. space flight 1959.

Today in history, A cease fire in Vietnam is called as the Paris peace accords are signed by the United States and North Vietnam.

Today in history, Pope John Paul II (see picture below) says mass to one million in Venezuela in 1985.

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