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#OTD 100 years ago, an armistice ending #WWI came into effect at 11:00 am, Paris time

For the first time in four years, Europe was at peace

Photo: Signatories of the armistice immediately after signing

#OTD 100 years ago, an armistice ending #WWI came into effect at 11:00 am, Paris time For the first time in four years, Europe was at peace Photo: Signatories of the armistice immediately after signing

#OTD in 1774, the First Continental Congress disbands after agreeing to a boycott of British goods and agreeing to reconvene a second congress the following year. The Second Continental Congress would eventually vote for independence in 1776

PC: Cox—Great Experiment @uscapitol

#OTD in 1774, the First Continental Congress disbands after agreeing to a boycott of British goods and agreeing to reconvene a second congress the following year. The Second Continental Congress would eventually vote for independence in 1776 PC: Cox—Great Experiment @uscapitol

Quoted @MilHistNow

“We Happy Few” – The Battle of Agincourt and the Birth of an English Legend https://militaryhistorynow.com/2015/10/24/we-happy-few-the-battle-of-agincourt-and-the-birth-of-an-english-legend/ …

“We Happy Few” – The Battle of Agincourt and the Birth of an English Legend https://militaryhistorynow.com/2015/10/24/we-happy-few-the-battle-of-agincourt-and-the-birth-of-an-english-legend/ …

#OTD in 1415:

"Westphalian sovereignty" is still common shorthand for many of the norms and principles underlying the modern system of nation states—including territorial sovereignty, non-interference, and diplomatic equality—although scholars dispute whether these are truly products of 1648

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After months of negotiations, #OTD in 1648 the Peace of Westphalia is concluded, ending 30 years of war between Protestant and Catholic princes within the Holy Roman Empire

PC: Gerard ter Borch (1648)

After months of negotiations, #OTD in 1648 the Peace of Westphalia is concluded, ending 30 years of war between Protestant and Catholic princes within the Holy Roman Empire PC: Gerard ter Borch (1648)

#OTD in 43BC, Marcus Junius Brutus—one of the assassins of Julius Caesar—is defeated at the Battle of Philippi by Mark Antony and Octavian and commits suicide, thus ending the Liberators' Civil War in Rome

PC: Carlo Brogli, Rome—Capitoline Museum—marble bust of Brutus

#OTD in 43BC, Marcus Junius Brutus—one of the assassins of Julius Caesar—is defeated at the Battle of Philippi by Mark Antony and Octavian and commits suicide, thus ending the Liberators' Civil War in Rome PC: Carlo Brogli, Rome—Capitoline Museum—marble bust of Brutus

On This Day in History in 1797, U.S.S. Constitution, aka "Old Ironsides" launched. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-constitution-launched …

On This Day in History in 1797, U.S.S. Constitution, aka "Old Ironsides" launched. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-constitution-launched …

#OTD in 1962, Pres. Kennedy orders a blockade of Cuba in response to the discovery of Soviet nuclear missiles on the island

#CubaMissileCrisis

PC: Kennedy & Sec. Def. McNamara during the crisis—Cecil Stoughton, White House Photographs, @JFKLibrary

#OTD in 1962, Pres. Kennedy orders a blockade of Cuba in response to the discovery of Soviet nuclear missiles on the island #CubaMissileCrisis PC: Kennedy & Sec. Def. McNamara during the crisis—Cecil Stoughton, White House Photographs, @JFKLibrary

#OTD in 1781 GW goes to the French fleet anchored off Yorktown to pay his respects & offer thanks for their help

#OTD in 1781 GW goes to the French fleet anchored off Yorktown to pay his respects & offer thanks for their help

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#OTD in 1781, British forces at Yorktown, VA surrender after a weeks-long siege by Continental and French armies, ending the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War in a decisive American victory

PC: Trumbull, Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, 1819/20

#OTD in 1781, British forces at Yorktown, VA surrender after a weeks-long siege by Continental and French armies, ending the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War in a decisive American victory PC: Trumbull, Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, 1819/20

From the Archives: #ICYMI here's our excellent conversation with Carter Malkasian and Daniel Marston on the Anbar Awakening and the rise of the Islamic State

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Saratoga was a crucial early victory for the Continental Army in the #AmericanRevolution The battle convinced France's King Louis XVI that the Americans could win the war and he began negotiating a treaty of alliance with the US, signed the following year @SaratogaNHP

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Following defeat at the Battle of Bemis Heights 10 days earlier and surrounded by a larger army, #OTD in 1777 British Gen. John Burgoyne surrenders to American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates, ending the Battles of Saratoga

PC: Trumbull, Surrender of General Burgoyne, 1822

Following defeat at the Battle of Bemis Heights 10 days earlier and surrounded by a larger army, #OTD in 1777 British Gen. John Burgoyne surrenders to American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates, ending the Battles of Saratoga PC: Trumbull, Surrender of General Burgoyne, 1822

After two days, local militia and U.S. marines under the command of Bvt. Col. Robert E. Lee surrounded and stormed the last building held by the raiders, killing or capturing all of them John Brown's raid foreshadowed the outbreak of the Civil War just 18 months later

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#OTD in 1859, abolitionist John Brown attacked the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, VA 

The raiders hoped to seize army weapons and then incite a general slave revolt across the South

PC: Harper's Weekly illustration of the raiders' last stand

#OTD in 1859, abolitionist John Brown attacked the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, VA The raiders hoped to seize army weapons and then incite a general slave revolt across the South PC: Harper's Weekly illustration of the raiders' last stand

The first female president?  Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 2nd wife of Pres. Woodrow Wilson (married in Dec. 1915) born #OnThisDay in 1872. She assumed some presidential duties & details after his major stroke in 1919. Mrs. Wilson lived until 12/28/1961. #twitterstorians

The first female president? Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 2nd wife of Pres. Woodrow Wilson (married in Dec. 1915) born #OnThisDay in 1872. She assumed some presidential duties & details after his major stroke in 1919. Mrs. Wilson lived until 12/28/1961. #twitterstorians

With @SMH_Historians President, Jennifer Keene, @erezmanela , @MichaelNeiberg , and @MarkMoyar

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From the Archives: #ICYMI In January we assembled a panel of historians to talk about the legacy of Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points Declaration on its 100th anniversary Check out their conversation below!

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