Today in History
1199 - King Richard I of England is killed by an arrow in France.
1789 - The First U.S. Congress begins regular sessions in New York City.
1814 - Granted sovereignty in the island of Elba and a pension from the French government, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates at Fountainebleau after being granted sovereignty in Elba, permission to retain the title of Emperor, and a pension.
1862 - Confederate forces attack Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee.
1865 - At Sayler's Creek, a third of Lee's army is cut off by Union troops pursuing him towards Appomattox.
1896 - The Modern Olympics begin in Athens; eight nations participate.
1917 - The U.S. declares war on Germany, entering WW I on the Allied side.
1938 - The U.S. recognizes Nazi Germany's conquest of Austria.
1941 - Germany invades Greece and Yugoslavia.
1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes the use of ground troops in combat operations.
1786 (?) - Sacagawea (alt. Sacajawea), American explorer.
1928 - James Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA structure.
Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.