Thursday, January 10, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 10

1072          Robert Guiscard Image result for robert guiscard and his brother 
Roger Robert Guiscard (by Merry-Joseph Blondel).jpg take Palermo in Sicily.

1645          The Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud Image result for william laud, is beheaded on Tower Hill, accused of acting as an enemy of the British Parliament.

1724          King Philip V shocks all of Europe when he abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, Louis.

1811          An uprising of over 400 slaves is put down in New Orleans. Sixty-six blacks are killed and their heads are strung up along the roads of the city.

1847          General Stephen Kearny Image result for general stephen kearny and 
Commodore Robert Stockton Image result for Commodore Robert Stockton retake Los Angeles in the last California battle of the Mexican War.

1861          Florida secedes from the Union.

1863          London's Underground begins operations.

1870          John D. Rockefeller and his brother William establish the Standard Oil Company of Ohio.

1899          Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo Image result for Emilio Aguinaldo renounces the Treaty of Paris, which annexed the Philippines to the United States.

1901          The Automobile Club of America installs signs on major highways.

1903          Argentina bans the importation of American beef because of sanitation problems.

1911          Two German cruisers, the Emden and the Nurnberg, suppress a native revolt on island of Ponape in the Caroline Islands in the Pacific when they fire on the island and land troops.

1912          The world's first flying-boat airplane, designed by 
Glenn Curtiss Image result for Glenn Curtiss, makes its maiden flight at Hammondsport.

1917          Germany is rebuked as the Entente officially rejects a proposal for peace talks and demands the return of occupied territories from Germany.

1918          In Washington, the House of Representatives passes legislation for women's suffrage.

1920          The Treaty of Versailles goes into effect.

1923          The United States withdraws its last troops from Germany.

1940          German planes attack 12 ships off the British coast; sinking 3 ships and killing 35 people.

1941          The Soviets and Germany agree on the East European borders and the exchange of industrial equipment.

1946          Chiang Kai-shek Image result for Chiang Kai-shek and the Yenan Communist forces halt fighting in China.

1964          Panama breaks ties with the U.S. and demands a revision of the canal treaty.

1984          The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years.

1985          Sandinista Daniel Ortega Image result for Daniel Ortega becomes President of Nicaragua, vowing to continue the country's transformation to a socialist state with close ties to the USSR and Cuba.

2007          A general strike begins in Guinea; eventually, it will lead to the resignation of the country's president, Lansana Conte.

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