Events in History for Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Today’s Significant Events

1653 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million
1901 Queen Victoria’s funeral takes place.
1922 James Joyce’s “Ulysses” published in Paris (1,000 copies)
1943 German 6th Army surrenders after Battle of Stalingrad, turning point in Europe during WW II
1971 Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
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Events in History for Friday 11th December 2015

Today’s Significant Events
1620 – 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
1792 – France’s King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state
1901 – Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal
1913 – “Mona Lisa”, stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
1931 – Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (which was not at that time part of Canada)
1936 – Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
1946 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
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Events in History for Monday 7th December 2015

Today’s Significant Events
43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero (b. 106 BC), Roman orator and politician assassinated.
1783 – William Pitt the Younger (24) becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister
1941 – Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack US fleet at Pearl Harbour Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2403 people
1965 – Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
1988 – 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia (25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
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