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  • Susanne Files posted an update in the group Group logo of Today In HistoryToday In History 2 months ago

    ~TODAY IN HISTORY~

    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.

    In 1928, Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales with pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon, becoming the first woman to make the trip as a passenger.

    In 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which boosted U. S. tariffs to historically high levels, prompting foreign retaliation.

    In 1942, the U. S. Army began publishing Yank, the Army Weekly, featuring the debut of the cartoon character G. I. Joe.

    In 1957, mob underboss Frank Scalice was shot to death at a produce market in the Bronx, New York.

    In 1967, China successfully tested its first thermonuclear (hydrogen) bomb.

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