Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

15th June

1846:   The US and Great Britain sign the Oregon Treaty. The treaty settles the long-standing dispute over who controls the Oregon territory. It uses the 49th Parallel, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Georgia, as the boundary between the US and British Canada.

1877:    Henry Ossian Flipper, born a slave, becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from West Point. He was appointed a second lieutenant in the all African American 10th Calvary. In his four years at West Point he was never spoken to by a white cadet.

1381:   After reaching their climax yesterday the Peasants Revolt is crushed today.

1920:  Three African Americans are lynched in Duluth, Minnesota, by a white mob of  5000.

1959:  Turners and Growers announce that they will now export Chinese gooseberries under the name Kiwifruit. They have been grown in NZ since 1906.