Today In History

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    On June 20, 1782, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, featuring the emblem of the bald eagle.

    In 1791, King Louis XVI of France and his family attempted to flee in the so-called “Flight to Varennes,” but were caught.

    In 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle,…[Read more]

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    On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the War Between the States was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — an event celebrated to this day as “Juneteenth.”

    In 1917, during World War I, King George V ordered the British royal family to dispense with German titles and…[Read more]

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    Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads out there !!!

    On June 18, 1778, American Forces entered Philadelphia as the British withdrew during the Revolutionary War.

    In 1812, the War of 1812 began as the United States Congress approved, and President James Madison signed, a declaration of war against Britain.

    In 1815, Napoleon…[Read more]

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    On June 17, 1397, the Treaty of Kalmar created a union between the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

    In 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses.

    In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor aboard the French ship Isere.

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    On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U. S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

    In 1903, Ford Motor Co. was incorporated.

    In 1933, the National Industrial Recovery Act became law with President…[Read more]

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    On June 15, 1215, England’s King John put his seal to Magna Carta (“the Great Charter”) at Runnymede.

    In 1520, Pope Leo X issued a papal bull in which he threatened to excommunicate Martin Luther if he did not recant his religious beliefs, a threat that was carried out the following January.

    In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th…[Read more]

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    Happy Flag Day !!!

    On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created.

    In 1801, former American Revolutionary War general and notorious turncoat Benedict Arnold died in London.

    In 1922, Warren G. Harding became the first president heard on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcast his…[Read more]

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    On June 13, 1842, Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes.

    In 1917, during World War I, a group of German Gotha bombers attacked London, killing 162 people.
    The Phillips Petroleum Co. was incorporated in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.…[Read more]

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    On June 12, 1776, Virginia’s colonial legislature adopted a Declaration of Rights.

    In 1898, Philippine nationalists declared independence from Spain.

    In 1920, the Republican national convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Warren G. Harding for president on the tenth ballot; Calvin Coolidge was nominated for vice…[Read more]

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    On June 11, 1509, England’s King Henry VIII married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

    in 1770, Captain James Cook, commander of the British ship Endeavour, “discovered” the Great Barrier Reef off Australia by running onto it.

    In 1919, Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner.

    In…[Read more]

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    On June 10, 1692, the first execution resulting from the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts took place as Bridget Bishop was hanged.

    In 1892, the Republican national convention in Minneapolis nominated President Benjamin Harrison for re-election and Whitelaw Reid for vice president. (Harrison, however, lost the election for…[Read more]

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    On June 9 A.D. 68, Roman Emperor Nero died by suicide, ending a 13-year reign.

    In 1870, author Charles Dickens died in Gad’s Hill Place, England.

    In 1911, Carrie (sometimes spelled “Carry”) A. Nation, the hatchet-wielding temperance crusader, died in Leavenworth, Kansas, at 64.

    In 1934, the first Walt Disney animated cartoon…[Read more]

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    On June 8, 632, the prophet Muhammad died in Medina.

    In 1042, Edward the Confessor became King of England, beginning a reign of 23 1/2 years.

    In 1845, Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.

    In 1867, modern American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center,…[Read more]

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    On June 7, 1654, King Louis XIV, age 15, was crowned in Rheims, 11 years after the start of his reign.

    In 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia offered a resolution to the Continental Congress stating “That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”

    In 1917, the Lions Cubs service…[Read more]

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    On June 6, 1523, Gustav Vasa became Sweden’s new king, Gustav I.

    In 1654, Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated; she was succeeded by her cousin, Charles X Gustav.

    In 1799, American politician and orator Patrick Henry died at Red Hill Plantation in Virginia.

    In 1809, Sweden adopted a new constitution.

    In 1844, the Young…[Read more]

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    On June 5, 1794, Congress passed the Neutrality Act, which prohibited Americans from taking part in any military action against a country that was at peace with the United States.

    In 1884, Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, “I will not accept if nominated and will not…[Read more]

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    On June 4, 1783, The Montgolfier brothers first publicly demonstrated their hot-air balloon, which did not carry any passengers, over Annonay, France.

    In 1912, the Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory, to avoid confusion with the recently admitted state of Louisiana.
    The House of Representatives approved,…[Read more]

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    On June 3, 1888, the poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published in the San Francisco Daily Examiner.

    In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Defense Act of 1916, which, among other things created the Army Reserve officers’ Training Corps.

    In 1924, author Franz Kafka, 40, died near…[Read more]

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    On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state.

    In 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

    In 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order, “Don’t give up the ship” during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812.

    In 1868, James Buchanan, the…[Read more]

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    On May 31, 1790, President George Washington signed into law the first U. S. copyright act.

    In 1889, some 2,200 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, perished when the South Fork Dam collapsed, sending 20 million tons of water rushing through the town.

    In 1910, the Union of South Africa was founded.

    In 1916, during World War I,…[Read more]

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