Welcome to The History Exchange.com. I love history, whether studying or researching or just reading something about history I didn't know. So I started collecting different things about history, maps, pictures, etc. But I also needed someplace to store this great information, thus The History Exchange. I get to play with two of the things I like most, web development and history. I hope you find some interesting information here and feel free to send me a note.

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Today in history (Sunday,Mar 26, 2017)

1668Bombay - India transferred to England
1804Orleans territoy organized in La Purchase
1827Composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies in Vienna
1845Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster - precusor of bandaid
1878Hastings College of Law founded
1885Eastman Film Company manufactured 1st coml motion picture film
1892Poet Walt Whitman dies in Camden NJ
1937Spinach growers of Crystal City - Tx - erect statue of Popeye
1951USAF flag approved
1953Dr Jonas Salk announces new vaccine against polio
1958Army launched US's 3rd successful satellite Explorer III
1962Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state leg
1970Golden Gate Park Conservatory made a City Landmark
1971E Pakistan proclaimed independence taking name Bangladesh
1979Camp David peace treaty between Israel & Egypt
1982Groundbreaking in Wash DC for Vietnam Vet Memorial
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