Today in history 6/16/2017

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Today in historyRome is sacked by the Vandal army in 455.

Today in historyNapoleon defeats the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny in 1815.

Today in history, The Russian czar dissolves the Duma in St. Petersburg in 1907.

Today in history, The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington in 1910.

Today in history, President Franklin Roosevelt‘s New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives in 1935.

Today in historyAnne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl (see picture below) is published in the United States in 1952.

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Today in history, Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev (see picture below) defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris in 1961.

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Today in history, Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union in 1977.