Today in History – June 4

On June 4, 1754, twenty-two-year-old Colonel George Washington and his small military force were constructing Fort Necessity in western Pennsylvania near the Virginia border.  Dispatched to the area on a road building mission, Washington encountered French troops and determined the need to fortify his position.  Continue reading.

On June 4, 1919, Congress, by joint resolution, approved the woman’s suffrage amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. Continue reading.

Dorothy Gish, American actress of stage, film and television fame, died in Rapallo, Italy on June 4, 1968. Continue reading.

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