12/28/2018 12:03:00 AM Today In History - December 28
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1860 Harriet Tubman arrived in Auburn, New York on her last mission to free slaves; in 1867 the United States claimed Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside the Continental limits; and in 1973 U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1065 - Westminster Abbey consecrated
1612 - First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet
1767 - King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.
1832 - John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)
1836 - Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1860 - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
1867 - United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
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