TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Kingston Whig-Standard - - NEWS -

In A.D. 54, Ro­man Em­peror Claudius I died af­ter be­ing poi­soned, ap­par­ently at the be­hest of his wife, Agrip­pina.

In 1399, King Henry IV of Eng­land was crowned. He had usurped the crown from Richard II, be­gin­ning the Lan­cas­trian dy­nasty and plant­ing the seeds of the Wars of the Roses.

In 1710, Eng­land gained con­trol of Nova Sco­tia when the French sur­ren­dered Port Royal.

In 1792, U.S. pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton laid the cor­ner­stone of the White House.

In 1860, J.B. Black took what was prob­a­bly the first aerial pho­to­graph, from a bal­loon over Bos­ton.

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