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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.


I'm glad about what's happening to the music business. This last crop of people we had in the 90s who are going away now they didn't like music. They didn't trust musicians. They wanted something else from it.- James Taylor

Today in history (Monday,Aug 21, 2017)

1560Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1680Pueblo Indians took possession of Santa Fe
1831Former slave Nat Turner led a violent insurrection against slavery
1841John Hampson patents the venetian blind
18581st Lincoln-Douglas debate in Illinois
1878American Bar Association organized at Sarasota N.Y
1933Ruth homer leads the AL to a 4-2 win in the 1st All Star Game
1940Leon Trotsky died of wounds inflicted by an assailant the day before
1945Pres Truman ended the Lend-Lease program
1959Hawaii becomes 50th US state
1963Martial law declared in S Vietnam
1965Gemini 5 launched into earth orbit (2 astronauts)
1968William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
1972US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus is launched
1982Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
1983Opposition leader Begnigno S. Aquino Jr. assassinated in Manila
1986Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas killing 2000
2017Next total solar eclipse visible from North America
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