|Today In History|
1098: 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria.
1474: Isabella crowns herself queen of Castile & Aragon.
1527: Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice.
1911: Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
1918: The Flag of Estonia is raised atop the Pikk Hermann for the first time.
1936: Edward VIII Abdicates.
1946: Unicef Founded.
1941: Germany declares war on the United States.
1969: Soviets declares nudity a sign of western decadence.
2008: Billionaire conman Bernard madoff arrested.
1778: John Lay is elected president of the Continental Congress.
1901: First Nobel Prize awarded.
1915: Ford Builds its 1 millionth cars.
1917: Red Cross is awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
1941: Japan becomes master of the Pacific and South China Sea.
656 : Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion.
1315: Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society).
1625: Netherlands & England sign military treaty.
1983: Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer was born.
1992: Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce a formal separation.
1542: Mary, Queen of Scots was born.
1863: Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South.
1941: US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II.
1966: US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space.
2013: Riots break out in Singapore after a fatal accident in Little India.
1354: Margaretha van Bavarian’s son earl Willem V signs peace treaty.
1595: Injo of Joseon, Korean king was born.
1696: Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.
1732: The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
1787: Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify the US constitution.
963 : Leo VIII elected Pope.
1060: Bela I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary.
1240: Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev.
1520: Barbara Radziwill queen of Poland was born.
1877: The first edition of The Washington Post is published.
1349: 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacred during Black Death riots.
1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born.
1831: Former U.S. President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
1848: US President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California.
1916: The French defeat the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.
1110: Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders.
1197: Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah.
1259: Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX.
1489: Battle of Baza – Spanish army captures Baza from Moors.
2015: A firebomb is thrown into a restaurant in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing 17 people.
1586: Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia.
1818: Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
1967: 1st human heart transplant performed by Dr Christian Barnard in South Africa.
1989: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over.
2012: At least 475 people are killed after Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines.
1848: Franz Joseph I becomes Emperor of Austria.
1908: Puyi becomes Emperor of China at the age of two.
1939: New York City’s LaGuardia Airport opens.
1970: The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
2016: Thirty-six people die in a fire at a converted Oakland, California, warehouse serving as an artist collective.
1822: Peter I is crowned Emperor of Brazil.
1913: Ford Motor Company institutes world’s 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford.
1955: Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.
1958: The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago kills 92 children and three nuns.
1988: Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan).
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