THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1530 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes
  • 1620 The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast
 
  • 1805 Lewis and Clark Expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west
  • 1863 US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; “Four score and seven years ago…”
  • 1942 Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army
  • 1969 Apollo 12’s Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the 3rd and 4th humans on the Moon
  • 1985 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time

Source: Onthisday.com

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