Monday, June 11, 2018

On This Day in History

June 11, 2018

 Historical Events

631  Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk for the release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeds in freeing 80,000
1776  Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence
1963  US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"
1987  Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term
2014  Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul
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