Today In The Past
1217 – The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.
1621 – King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling
1677 – John & Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher
1745 – Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army
1776 – 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down
1837 – Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores
1860 – In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
1872 – John Henry Conyers of SC becomes 1st black student at Annapolis
1895 – 1st auto…
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