Today in History, May 20, 2016

  1. Today in 1674, John Sobieski became Poland’s first king. More recently, Leelee Sobieski became America's second Helen Hunt.
  2. Today in 1784, The Peace of Versailles ended the war between England, France, and Holland. To deal with the heavy cost of the war, they agreed to go Dutch.
  3. Today in 1775, North Carolina was the first colony to declare its Independence. Today in 1861, it became the last state to secede from the Union. Today in now-times, North Carolina became a bathroom bill punch line. Progress!