Today in history 6/12/2017

WordleCh1-506/12/2017:

Today in history, Alfonso V of Aragon is crowned King of Naples in 1442.

Today in historyNapoleon Bonaparte and his army invade Russia in 1812.

Today in history, The gas mask is patented by Lewis P. Haslett in 1849.

Today in history, The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurs in France in 1918.

Today in history, Gangster Al Capone (see picture below) and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws in 1931. Image result for al capone

Today in history, Eight of Stalin’s generals are sentenced to death during purges in the Soviet Union in 1937.

Today in history, The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban interracial marriages in 1967.

Today in history 6/10/2017

WordleCh1-506/10/2017:

Today in history, The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Today in history, Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute in 1801.

Today in history, The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, holds its first graduation in 1854.

Today in history, Dorothea Dix (see picture below) is appointed superintendent of female nurses for the Union army in 1861.

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Today in history, Japan and Russia agree to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt (see picture below) in 1905.

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Today in history, The Republican convention in Chicago endorses women’s suffrage in 1920.

Today in history, The U.S. VII and V corps, advancing from Normandy’s beaches, link up and begin moving inland in 1944.

Today in history, The news that the sound barrier has been broken is finally released to the public by the U.S. Air Force. Chuck Yeager (see picture below), piloting the rocket airplane X-1, exceeded the speed of sound on October 14, 1947 in 1948.

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Today in history, Serb forces begin their withdrawal from Kosovo after signing an agreement with the NATO powers in 1999.

Today in history 6/6/2017

WordleCh1-506/6/2017:

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 5/18/2017

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.

Today in history 5/15/2017

WordleCh1-505/15/2017:

Today in history, Abd-al-Rahman is proclaimed emir of Cordoba, Spain in 756.

Today in history, King John submits to the Pope, offering to make England and Ireland papal fiefs. Pope Innocent III lifts the interdict of 1208 in 1213.

Today in history, English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold discovers Cape Cod in 1602.

Today in history, Johannes Kepler (see picture below) discovers his harmonics law in 1618.

Today in historyNapoleon enters the Lombardian capital of Milan in triumph in 1795.

Today in history, The U.S. Congress designates the slave trade a form of piracy in 1820.

Today in history, At the Battle of New Market, Virginia Military Institute cadets repel a Union attack in 1864.

Today in history, Pfc. Henry Johnson and Pfc. Needham Roberts (see picture below) receive the Croix de Guerre for their services in World War I. They are the first Americans to win France’s highest military medal in 1918.

Today in history, Ellen Church (see picture below) becomes the first airline stewardess in 1930.

Today in historySputnik III is launched by the Soviet Union in 1958.

Today in history, The last Project Mercury space flight, carrying Gordon Cooper, is launched in 1963.