Today in history, Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn in 1533.
Today in history, Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay’s Rebellion in 1787.
Today in history, The dreaded Corn Laws, which taxed imported oats, wheat and barley, are repealed by the British Parliament in 1846.
Today in history, Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission in 1915.
Today in history, The League of Nations plan is adopted by the Allies in 1919.
Today in history, The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea launches Operation Thunderbolt, a counter attack to push the Chinese Army north of the Han River in 1951.
Today in history, Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years in 1955.
Today in history, Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress, announces candidacy for president in 1972.