Today In History
In 1215: King John put his seal to Magna Carta (“the Great Charter”) at Runnymede, England, granting his barons more liberty.
In 1775: The Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington head of the Continental Army.
In 1846: The United States and Britain signed a treaty settling a boundary dispute between Canada and the United States in the Pacific Northwest.
In 1944: American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan.