Today in history 7/28/2017


Today in history, French explorer Samuel de Champlain (see picture below) discovers Lake Huron on his seventh voyage to the New World in 1615.

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Today in historyConfederate John Mosby begins a series of attacks against General George Meade‘s Army of the Potomac in 1863.

Today in history, The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees citizenship to all those born or naturalized in the United States, is adopted in 1868.

Today in history, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, beginning World War I in 1914.

Today in history, Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for the first time in 21 years in 1988.

Today in history, Discovery of remains of a prehistoric man near Kennewick, Washington, casts doubts on accepted beliefs of when, how and where the Americas were populated in 1996.


Today in history 6/15/2017


Today in history, King John signs the Magna Carta in 1215.

Today in history, The English peasant revolt is crushed in London in 1381.

Today in history, Ottoman Turks crush Serbia in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389.

Today in history, Colonists in North America complete James Fort in Jamestown in 1607.

Today in historyBenjamin Franklin (see picture below) and his son test the relationship between electricity and lightning by flying a kite in a thunder storm in 1752.

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Today in history, Arkansas is admitted into the Union as the 25th state in 1836.

Today in history, Henry O. Flipper (see picture below) becomes the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1877.

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Today in historyPresident Woodrow Wilson (see picture below) signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America in 1916.

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