Today in history 7/29/2017

WordleCh1-507/29/2017:

Today in history, Bartholomew Gilbert is killed in Virginia by Indians, during a search for the missing Roanoke colonists in 1603.

Today in history, Liberals led by the Marquis de Lafayette (see picture below) seize Paris in opposition to the king’s restrictions on citizens’ rights in 1830.

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Today in history, Japan signs a treaty of commerce and friendship with the United States in 1858.

Today in history, U.S. Marines land at Port-au-Prince to protect American interests in Haiti in 1915.

Today in history, Prince Charles marries Lady Diana (see picture below) in 1981.

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Today in history, The Boston Red Sox hit 12 doubles in a game, setting a major league record in 1990.

Today in history, Astronomers announce the discovery of dwarf planet Eris (see picture below), leading the International Astronomic Union to clarify the definition of a planet in 2005.

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Today in history 7/27/2017

WordleCh1-507/27/2017:

Today in history, At the Battle of Bouvines in France, Philip Augustus of France defeats John of England in 1214.

Today in history, Sir Walter Raleigh returns to England from Virginia in 1586.

Today in history, The Marquis of Lafayette (see picture below) arrives in New England to help fight the British in 1777.

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Today in historyOrville Wright (see picture below) sets a world record for staying aloft in an airplane–one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds in 1909.

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Today in history, Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best (see picture below) isolate insulin at the University of Toronto in 1921.

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Today in history, U.S. troops complete the liberation of Guam in 1944.

Today in history, Representatives of the United Nations, Korea and China sign an armistice at Panmunjom, Korea in 1953.

Today in history 7/18/2017

WordleCh1-507/18/2017:

Today in history, Robespierre, a deputy from Arras, France, decides to back the French Revolution in 1789.

Today in history, Uruguay adopts a liberal constitution in 1830.

Today in historyUnion and Confederate troops skirmish at Blackburn’s Ford, Virginia, in a prelude to the Battle of Bull Run in 1861.

Today in history, Inventor Thomas Edison (see picture below) records the human voice for the first time in 1877.

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Today in history, General Francisco Franco (see picture below) of Spain revolts against the Republican government, starting the Spanish Civil War in 1936.

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Today in history, The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in combat, makes its first flight in 1942.

Today in history 6/13/2017

WordleCh1-506/13/2017:

Today in history, The Marquis de Lafayette (see picture below) arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain in 1777.

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Today in history, Confederate forces on their way to Gettysburg clash with Union troops at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia in 1863.

Today in history, The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post in 1920.

Today in history, German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured in 1943.

Today in historyThe New York Times begins publishing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Today in historyPioneer 10 (see picture below), already in space for 11 years, leaves the solar system in 1983.

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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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