Today in history 8/17/2017

WordleCh1-508/17/2017:

Today in history, By the Treaty of Abo, Sweden cedes southeast Finland to Russia, ending Sweden’s failed war with Russia in 1743.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte‘s army defeats the Russians at the Battle of Smolensk during the Russian retreat to Moscow in 1812.

Today in history, The first steam ship to cross the Atlantic entirely on its own power, the Canadian ship Royal William (see picture below), begins her journey from Nova Scotia to The Isle of Wight in 1833.

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Today in history, Union gunboats attack Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, for the first time in 1863.

Today in history, Upon hearing confirmation that Japan has surrendered, Sukarno proclaims Indonesia’s independence in 1945.

Today in history, Three Americans complete the first crossing of the Atlantic in a balloon in 1978.

Today in history 8/5/2017

WordleCh1-508/5/2017:

Today in history, Russia, Prussia and Austria sign a treaty agreeing on the partition of Poland in 1762.

Today in history, Colonel Henry Bouquet decisively defeats the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run in Pennsylvania during Pontiac‘s rebellion in 1763.

Today in history, A peace treaty with Tripoli–which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis–brings an end to the Barbary Wars in 1815.

Today in history, Congress adopts the nation’s first income tax to finance the Civil War in 1861.

Today in historyHarriet Tubman (see picture below) receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nursespyand scout during the Civil War in 1892.

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Today in history, The Austro-German Army takes Warsaw, in present-day Poland, on the Eastern Front in 1915.

Today in history, The United Nations Command suspends armistice talks with the North Koreans when armed troops are spotted in neutral areas in 1951.

Today in history 7/16/2017

WordleCh1-507/16/2017:

Today in history, English Prime Minister Lord Grenville (see picture below) resigns and is replaced by Lord Rockingham in 1765.

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Today in history, Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war in 1774.

Today in history, The new French constitution is finalized in 1875.

Today in history, The United States detonates the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, N. M. in 1945.

Today in history, Apollo 11 (see picture below) blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, heading for a landing on the moon in 1969.

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Today in history 6/29/2017

WordleCh1-506/29/2017:

Today in history, Ferdinand III (see picture below) of Castile and Leon take Cordoba in Spain in 1236.

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Today in history, Massachusetts declares itself an independent commonwealth in 1652.

Today in history, France annexes Tahiti in 1880.

Today in history, The Ukraine proclaims independence from Russia in 1917.

Today in history, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, and Olympic National Park, Washington, are founded in 1938.

Today in historyPresident Harry S. Truman (see picture below) authorizes a sea blockade of Korea in 1950.

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Today in history, Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem in 1967.

Today in history 6/10/2017

WordleCh1-506/10/2017:

Today in history, The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Today in history, Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute in 1801.

Today in history, The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, holds its first graduation in 1854.

Today in history, Dorothea Dix (see picture below) is appointed superintendent of female nurses for the Union army in 1861.

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Today in history, Japan and Russia agree to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt (see picture below) in 1905.

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Today in history, The Republican convention in Chicago endorses women’s suffrage in 1920.

Today in history, The U.S. VII and V corps, advancing from Normandy’s beaches, link up and begin moving inland in 1944.

Today in history, The news that the sound barrier has been broken is finally released to the public by the U.S. Air Force. Chuck Yeager (see picture below), piloting the rocket airplane X-1, exceeded the speed of sound on October 14, 1947 in 1948.

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Today in history, Serb forces begin their withdrawal from Kosovo after signing an agreement with the NATO powers in 1999.