Today In History

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    On May 30, 1431, Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.

    In 1536, England’s King Henry VIII married his third wife, Jane Seymour, 11 days after the king’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded for treason and adultery.

    In 1883, 12 people were trampled to death in a stampede sparked by a…[Read more]

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    On May 29, 1453, Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire.

    In 1660, Britain’s King Charles II was restored to the throne on his 30th birthday after nine years in exile.

    In 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia’s House of Burgesses.

    In 1790, Rhode Island became…[Read more]

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    On March 28, 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

    In 1892, the Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.

    In 1912, the Senate Commerce Committee issued its report on the Titanic disaster that cited a “state of absolute unpreparedness,”…[Read more]

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    On May 27, 1896, 225 people were killed when a tornado struck St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois.

    In 1929, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. married Anne Morrow in Englewood, New Jersey.

    In 1933, the Chicago World’s Fair, celebrating “A Century of Progress,” officially opened.
    Walt Disney’s Academy Award-winning…[Read more]

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    On May 26, 1521, Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.

    In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges.

    In 1897, the Gothic horror novel “Dracula” by Bram Stoker was first published in London.

    In 1938, the…[Read more]

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    On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention began at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia after enough delegates showed up for a quorum.

    In 1935, Babe Ruth hit his last three career home runs – nos. 712, 713, and 714 – for the Boston Braves in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (The Pirates…[Read more]

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    On May 24, 1775, John Hancock was unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, succeeding Peyton Randolph.

    In 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse transmitted the message “What hath God wrought” from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America’s first telegraph line.

    In 1935, the first major league…[Read more]

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    On May 23, 1430, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.

    In 1533, the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer.

    In 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the United States…[Read more]

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    On May 22, 1860, the United States and Japan exchanged ratifications of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce during a ceremony in Washington.

    In 1913, the American Cancer Society was founded in New York under its original name, the American Society for the Control of Cancer.

    In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared…[Read more]

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    On May 21, 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River. (From me: his body was supposedly put into the part of the river which is now Lake Chicot next to Lake Village where I was born.)

    In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

    In 1917, the Great Atlanta Fire…[Read more]

  • Susanne Files posted an update in the group Group logo of Today In HistoryToday In History 3 months ago

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    On May 20, 1506, explorer Christopher Columbus died in Spain.

    In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, which was intended to encourage settlements west of the Mississippi River by making federal land available for farming.

    In 1902, the United States ended a three-year military presence in Cuba as the…[Read more]

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    On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of adultery.

    In 1780, a mysterious darkness enveloped much of New England and part of Canada in the early afternoon.

    In 1913, California Gov. Hiram Johnson signed the Webb-Hartley Law prohibiting “aliens ineligible…[Read more]

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    On May 18, 1642, the Canadian city of Montreal was founded by French colonists.

    In 1765, about one fourth of Montreal was destroyed by fire.

    In 1897, a public reading of Bram Stoker’s new horror novel, “Dracula,” was staged in London.

    In 1926, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice,…[Read more]

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    On May 17, 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its beginnings as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street and signed the Buttonwood Agreement.

    In 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was run; the winner was Aristides, riden by Oliver Lewis.

    In 1937, Teddy Hill and His Orchestra recorded “King Porter Stomp” for RCA…[Read more]

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    On May 16, 1770, Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.

    In 1866, Congress authorized minting of the first five-cent piece, also known as the “Shield nickel.”

    In 1868, the U. S. Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as it took its first ballot on the 11…[Read more]

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    On May 15, 1776, Virginia authorized its delegation to the Continental Congress to support independence from Britain.

    In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act establishing the Department of Agriculture.

    In 1911, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that Standard Oil Co. was a monopoly in violation of the Sherman Antitrust…[Read more]

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    Happy Mother’s Day!!!

    On May 14, 1643, Louis XIV became King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.

    In 1797, delegates began gathering at the State House in Philadelphia to draw up the United States Constitution. However, only delegates from Virginia and Pennsylvania had arrived by this time, and the…[Read more]

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    On May 13, 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia (the colonists went ashore the next day).

    In 1846, the United States declared that a state of war already existed with Mexico.

    In 1918, the first U. S. airmail stamps, featuring a picture of a Curtiss JN-4…[Read more]

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    On May 12, 1780, during the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, South Carolina, surrendered to British forces.

    In 1870, an act creating the Canadian province of Manitoba was given royal assent, to take effect in July.

    In 1932, the body of Charles Lindbergh Jr, the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh,…[Read more]

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    On May 11, 1647, Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor of New Netherland.

    In 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union.

    In 1937, “SPAM” was registered as a trademark by Hormel Foods, producer of the canned meat product.

    In 1947, the B. F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announced the…[Read more]

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