Friday, January 11, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 11

49 BC          Julius Caesar Image result for julius caesar leads his army across the Rubicon River, plunging Rome into civil war.

1843          Francis Scott Key Image result for Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," dies in Baltimore.

1861          Alabama secedes from the Union.

1862          Lincoln Image result for abraham lincoln accepts 
Simon Cameron's Image result for Simon Cameron resignation as Secretary of War.

1887          At Fort Smith, Arkansas, hangman 
George Maledon Image result for George Maledon dispatches four victims in a multiple hanging.

1904          British troops massacre 1,000 dervishes in Somaliland.

1916          Russian General Yudenich Image result for russian General Yudenich launches a WWI winter offensive and advances west.

1923          The French enter the town of Essen in the Ruhr valley, to extract Germany's resources as war payment.

1934          The German police raid the homes of dissident clergy in Berlin.

1941          Adolf Hitler orders forces to be prepared to enter North Africa to assist the Italian effort, marking the establishment of the Afrika Korps.

1940          Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. Image result for Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., becomes the U.S. Army's first black general, his son would later become a general as well.

1942          Japan invades the Dutch East Indies at Borneo.

1943          The Soviet Red Army encircles Stalingrad.

1948          President Harry S. Truman Image result for Harry S. Truman proposes free, two-year community colleges for all who want an education.

1949          Negotiations in China between the Nationalists and Communists open as Tientsin is virtually lost to the Communists.

1964          A collection of previously unexhibited paintings by Pablo Picasso are displayed for the first time in Toronto.

1980          Honda announces it will build the first Japanese-owned passenger-car assembly plant in the United States--in Ohio.

1994          The Irish Government announces an end to a 15-year ban on broadcasting by the IRA and its political branch, Sinn Fein.

2003          Illinois Gov. George Ryan Image result for Illinois Gov. George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on the state's death row in the wake of allegations that Chicago police detective and commander Jon Burge tortured confessions from some 200 suspects over a 19 year period.

No comments:

Post a Comment