Today in history 6/17/2017

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Today in history, Sir Francis Drake (see picture below) claims San Francisco Bay for England in 1579.

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Today in history, The British take Bunker Hill outside of Boston, after a costly battle in 1775.

Today in history, The Red Turban revolt breaks out in Guangdong, China in 1854.

Today in historyPresident Abraham Lincoln witnesses Dr. Thaddeus Lowe demonstrate the use of a hot-air balloon in 1861.

Today in history, U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico in 1913.

Today in historyYank (see picture below) a weekly magazine for the U.S. armed services, begins publication in 1942.

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Today in history, Surgeon Richard Lawler (see picture below) performs the first kidney transplant operation in Chicago in 1950.

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Today in history, Five men are arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. in 1972.

Today in history, Millions of Americans watch former football player O.J. Simpson (see picture below)–facing murder charges–drive his Ford Bronco through Los Angeles, followed by police in 1994.

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Today in history 6/8/2017

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6/8/2017:

Today in history, Attila the Hun (see picture below) invades Italy in 452.

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Today in history, The Vikings raid the Northumbrian coast of England in 793.

Today in history, The Army of the Potomac defeats Confederate forces at Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia in 1862.

Today in history, U.S. Marines land in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect U.S. citizens in 1904.

Today in history, King Edward VII of England visits Czar Nicholas II of Russia (see picture below) in an effort to improve relations between the two countries in 1908.

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Today in history, The Supreme Court forbids segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C. in 1953.

Today in history, President Lyndon Johnson (see picture below) authorizes commanders in Vietnam to commit U.S. ground forces to combat in 1965.

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Today in history 6/6/2017

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Today in history, Gustav Vasa (see picture below) becomes king of Sweden in 1523.

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Today in history, The city of Memphis surrenders to the Union navy after an intense naval engagement on the Mississippi River in 1862.

Today in history, U.S. Marines enter combat at the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918.

Today in history, The German Reichstag accepts the Dawes Plan, an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts in 1924.

Today in history, Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time in 1930.

Today in historyD-Day: Operation Overlord (see picture below) lands 400,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian troops on the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied France in 1944.

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Today in history, African American James Meredith is shot and wounded while on a solo march in Mississippi to promote voter registration among blacks in 1966.

Today in history, Israel invades southern Lebanon in 1982.

Today in history 5/3/2017

WordleCh1-505/3/2017:

Today in history, Pope Gelasius asserts that his authority is superior to Emperor Anastasius in 495.

Today in history, Macon B. Allen (see picture below) becomes the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts in 1855.

Today in history, France declares war on Austria in 1859.

Today in history, The Battle of Chancellorsville rages for a second day in 1863.

Today in history, U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua in 1926.

Today in history, The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole in 1952.

Today in history, Margaret Thatcher (see picture below) becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain in 1979.

Today in history, A British submarine sinks Argentina’s only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War in 1982.

Today in history 4/24/2017

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Today in history, St. Nicholas I begins his reign as Catholic Pope in 858.

Today in history, Envoys of Montezuma II attend the first Easter mass in Central America in 1519.

Today in history, Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle (see picture below) composes “La Marseillaise”. It will become France’s national anthem in 1792.

Today in history, The Library of Congress is established in Washington, D.C. with a $5,000 allocation in 1800.

Today in history, U.S. Marines attack and capture the town of Derna in Tripoli from the Barbary pirates in 1805.

Today in history, A patent is granted for the first soda fountain in 1833.

Today in historySpain declares war on United States, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba in 1898.

Today in history, Irish nationalists launch the Easter Uprising against British occupation in 1916.

Today in history, The Berlin airlift begins to relieve the surrounded city in 1948.

Today in historyWinston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (see picture below) in 1953.

Today in history, President John Kennedy accepts “sole responsibility” for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in 1961.

Today in history, The IBM Personal Computer (see picture below) is introduced in 1981.