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Walter Pearson's Blog – July 2012 Archive (4)

Friday! This Day In History, Military, Music, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1776 The secret Congressional emissary to France, Silas Deane, wrote a letter to Congress, informing them that he had been successful beyond his expectations in France. The Committee of Congress for Secret Correspondence, consisting of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Harrison, John Dickinson, John Hay and Robert Morris, had instructed Deane to meet with French…
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Added by Walter Pearson on July 27, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1402 The Battle of Ankara took place at the field of Çubuk (near Ankara) between the forces of the Ottoman sultan Bayezid I and the Turko-Mongol forces of Timur, ruler of the Timurid Empire. The battle was a major victory for Timur, and it led to a period of crisis for the Ottoman Empire.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on July 20, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Music, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1787 The U.S. Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance, structuring settlement of the Northwest Territory and creating a policy for the addition of new states to the nation. The members of Congress knew that if their new confederation were to survive intact, it had to resolve the states' competing claims to western territory.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on July 13, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1758 Through July 8, the Battle of Carillon, also known as the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga, was fought during the French and Indian War (which was part of the global Seven Years War). It was fought near Fort Carillon (now known as Fort Ticonderoga) on the shore of Lake Champlain in the frontier area between the British colony of New York and the French colony of…
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Added by Walter Pearson on July 6, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

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