Events in History for Wednesday 30th December 2015

Today’s Significant Events

1460 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI
1703 – Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
1922 – Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
1922 – Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre
1924 – Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society
1950 – Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
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