Today in history

Screen shot 2016-06-19 at 2.36.37 PMOn June 21 in …

1736 — Enoch Poor is born in Andover, MA. He becomes a brigadier general in the Revolutionary War and is instrumental in the Colonials’ victory at the Battle of Freeman’s Farm, the first of the Saratoga area battles.

1788 — New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States, becoming the  ninth state.

1942 –- In the early days of World War II, a Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, and fires 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens.

1900 — During the Boxer Rebellion, an edict issued by the Empress Dowager Cixi declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France, and Japan.

2009 — Greenland and its 56,000 residents assumed full self-rule while remaining nominally a part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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