Today in history 8/23/2017

WordleCh1-508/23/2017:

Today in history, Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec on his third voyage to North America in 1541.

Today in history, After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy in 1821.

Today in historyBooker T. Washington (see picture below) forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts in 1900.

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Today in history, Fanny Farmer (see picture below), among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston in 1902.

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Today in history, German forces begin an assault on the major Soviet industrial city of Stalingrad in 1942.

Today in history, Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth (see picture below) from the moon in 1966.

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Today in history, A 5.8 earthquake centered at Mineral, Virginia, damages the Washington Monument, forcing the landmark to close for repairs in 2011.

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Today in history 8/18/2017

WordleCh1-508/18/2017:

Today in history, In the Roanoke Island colony, Ellinor and Ananias Dare become parents of a baby girl whom they name Virginia, the first English child born in what would become the United States in 1587.

Today in history, John White, the leader of 117 colonists sent in 1587 to Roanoke Island (North Carolina) to establish a colony, returns from a trip to England to find the settlement deserted. No trace of the settlers is ever found in 1590.

Today in history, Poet and artist William Blake marries Catherine Sophia Boucher in 1782.

Today in history, Prussian forces defeat the French at the Battle of Gravelotte during the Franco-Prussian War in 1870.

Today in history, Adolph Ochs (see picture below) takes over the New York Times, saying his aim is to give “the news, all the news, in concise and attractive form, in language that is permissible in good society, and give it early, if not earlier, than it can be learned through any other medium” in 1898.

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Today in history, Tennessee becomes the thirty-sixth state to ratify the nineteenth amendment granting women’s suffrage, completing the three-quarters necessary to put the amendment into effect in 1920.

Today in historyHank Aaron (see picture below) makes his 1,378th extra-base hit, surpassing Stan Musial’s record in 1973.

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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.