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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 (Tuesday,Jun 27, 2017)

1806Buenos Aires captured by British
1838Queen Victoria is crowned
1844Mormon leaders Joseph & Hyrum Smith killed by a mob in Carthage
1847NY & Boston linked by telegraph wires
1867Bank of Calif opens doors
19291st color TV demo - NYC
1934Federal Savings & Loan Association created
1940End of USSR experimental calendar
1942FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island
1944Cherbourg - France captured by Allies
1950Pres Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
1954CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
19551st automobile seat belt legislation enacted Illinois
1957500 people killed by Hurricane Audrey in coastal La & Tx
1960Chlorophyll "A" synthesized Cambridge Mass
1962NASA X-15 flies at 4105 mph
1963Robert Rushworth in X-15 reaches 87 km
1963Pres Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
19664th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 5-2
1973John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's `enemies list'
19775-4 decision Supreme Court decides to let lawyers advertise
1977Djibouti gains independence from France (National Day)
1978Soyuz 30 launched
19824th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 4 launched
1983Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1983Balloonists Maxie Anderson & Don Ida died during a race
1984Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
1986World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
1987Supreme Court Justice Powell retires
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