Thursday, January 17, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 17

1601          The Treaty of Lyon ends a short war between France and Savoy.

1746          Charles Edward Stuart Image result for charles edward stuart, the young pretender, defeats the government forces at the Battle of Falkirk in Scotland.

1773          Captain James Cook Image result for Captain James Cook becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle.

1819          Simon Bolivar Image result for Simon Bolivar, the “liberator”, proclaims Columbia a republic.

1893          Queen Liliuokalani Image result for Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by 
Sanford Ballard Dole Image result for Sanford Ballard Dole.

1852          At the Sand River Convention, the British recognize the independence of the Transvaal Board.

1912          Robert Scott Image result for Robert Scott reaches the South Pole only a month after Roald Amundsen Image result for Roald Amundsen.

1939          The Reich issues an order forbidding Jews to practice as dentists, veterinarians and chemists.

1945          The Red Army occupies Warsaw.

1963          Soviet leader Khrushchev Image result for Khrushchev visits the Berlin Wall.

1985          A jury in New Jersey rules that terminally ill patients have the right to starve themselves.

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