Today in history 6/23/2017

WordleCh1-506/23/2017:

Today in history, William Penn(see picture below) signs a friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania in 1683.

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Today in history, Austrian forces defeat the Prussians at Landshut, Germany in 1760.

Today in historyConfederate forces overwhelm a Union garrison at the Battle of Brashear City in Louisiana in 1863.

Today in history, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renew the Triple Alliance for a 12-year duration in 1902.

Today in history, In one of the largest air strikes of the war, the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force sends 761 bombers against the oil refineries at Ploiesti, Romania in 1944.

Today in history, Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik (see picture below) proposes cease-fire discussions in the Korean War in 1951.

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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 5/26/2017

WordleCh1-505/26/2017:

Today in history, Germanicus of Rome celebrates his victory over the Germans in 17.

Today in history, William of Ockham is forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII in 1328.

Today in history, Charles II and Louis XIV sign a secret treaty in Dover, England, ending hostilities between England and France in 1670.

Today in history, The Russians defeat the Poles at the Battle of Ostroleka in 1831.

Today in history, The territory of Montana is organized in 1864.

Today in history, The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II (see picture below), is crowned in 1896.

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Today in history, The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk (see picture below) begins in 1940.

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Today in history, A patent is filed in the United States for the H-bomb in 1946.

Today in history, The civil rights activist group, Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee, is established in Atlanta in 1961.

Today in history, The movie Star Wars (see picture below) debuts in 1977.

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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.

Today in history 5/16/2017

WordleCh1-505/16/2017:

Today in history, Marie Antoinette marries future King Louis XVI of France in 1770.

Today in history, The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and England sets up the Afghan state in 1879.

Today in historyJoan of Arc (see picture below) is canonized in Rome in 1920.

Today in history, The first Academy Awards are held in Hollywood in 1928.

Today in history, A specially trained and equipped Royal Air Force squadron destroys two river dams in Germany in 1943.

Today in history, Chinese Communist Forces launch second phase of the Chinese Spring Offensive in the Korean War and gain up to 20 miles of territory in 1951.

Today in history, After 22 Earth orbits, Gordon Cooper (see picture below) returns to Earth, ending the last mission of Project Mercury in 1963.