Welcome to The History Exchange.com. I love history, whether studying or researching or just reading something about history I didn't know. So I started collecting different things about history, maps, pictures, etc. But I also needed someplace to store this great information, thus The History Exchange. I get to play with two of the things I like most, web development and history. I hope you find some interesting information here and feel free to send me a note.

Strictly speaking the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Today in history (Friday,Jun 23, 2017)

1683William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Penn; only treaty "not sworn to - nor broken"
1757Robert Clive defeats Indians at Plassey - wins control of Bengal
1760Battle of Landshut - Silesia
1868Christopher Latham Sholes patents Typewriter
1915Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass - 15-0
1927Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
1938Marineland opens in Fla - 1st aquarium
1938Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) created
1947Vetoed Taft-Hartley Act overriden by congress
1950Yanks & Tigers hit 11 HRs - Tigers win 10-9
1955Walt Disney's "Lady And The Tramp" is released
1967Senator Dodd (D-CT) censured for misusing campaign funds. Also President Johnson & Premier Kosygin (USSR) meet in NJ
1969Warren Burger sworn in as US Chief Justice
1972Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1973Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
1976CN Tower in Toronto - tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
197713th Mayor's Trophy Game - Mets beat Yanks 6-4
198133 inning game ends Pawtuckett 3 Rochester 2
1985Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air - 329 die
1986Tip O'Neill refuses to let Reagan address House
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