Today in history 7/28/2017

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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 6/29/2017

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 6/16/2017

WordleCh1-506/16/2017:

Today in historyRome is sacked by the Vandal army in 455.

Today in historyNapoleon defeats the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny in 1815.

Today in history, The Russian czar dissolves the Duma in St. Petersburg in 1907.

Today in history, The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington in 1910.

Today in history, President Franklin Roosevelt‘s New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives in 1935.

Today in historyAnne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl (see picture below) is published in the United States in 1952.

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Today in history, Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev (see picture below) defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris in 1961.

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Today in history, Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union in 1977.

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 5/18/2017

WordleCh1-505/18/2017:

Today in history, Queen Anne, the widow of Louis XIII, is granted sole and absolute power as regent by the Paris parliament, overriding the late king’s will in 1643.

Today in history, Russian troops invade Poland in 1792.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte (see picture below) becomes the Emperor of France in 1804.

Today in historyAbraham Lincoln (see picture below) is nominated for president in 1860.

Today in history, The U.S. Congress passes the Selective Service act, calling up soldiers to fight World War I in 1917.

Today in history, President Franklin Roosevelt (see picture below) signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act in 1933.

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Today in history, New York ends night baseball games for the rest of World War II in 1942.

Today in history, After rumbling for two months, Mount Saint Helens, in Washington, erupts 3 times in 24 hours in 1980.