Monday, January 21, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 21

1189          Philip Augustus Image result for philip augustus
Henry II of England Image result for Henry II of England and 
Frederick Barbarossa Image result for Frederick Barbarossa assemble the troops for the Third Crusade.

1648          In Maryland, the first woman lawyer in the colonies, 
Margaret Brent Image result for Margaret Brent, is denied a vote in the Maryland Assembly.

1785          Chippewa, Delaware, Ottawa and Wyandot Indians sign the treaty of Fort McIntosh, ceding present-day Ohio to the United States.

1790          Joseph Guillotine Image result for Joseph Guillotin proposes a new, more humane method of execution: a machine designed to cut off the condemned person's head as painlessly as possible.

1793          The French King Louis XVI Image result for French King Louis XVI is guillotined for treason.

1910          Japan rejects the American proposal to neutralize ownership of the Manchurian Railway.

1919          The German Krupp plant begins producing guns under the U.S. armistice terms.

1921          J.D. Rockefeller Image result for J.D. Rockefeller pledges $1 million for the relief of Europe's destitute.

1930          An international arms control meeting opens in London.

1933          The League of Nations rejects Japanese terms for settlement with China.

1941          The United States lifts the ban on selling arms to the Soviet Union.

1942          In North Africa, 
German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Image result for German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launches a drive to push the British eastward. While the British benefited from radio-intercept-derived Ultra information, the Germans enjoyed an even speedier intelligence source.

1943          A Nazi daylight air raid kills 34 in a London school. When the anticipated invasion of Britain failed to materialize in 1940, Londoners relaxed, but soon they faced a frightening new threat.

1951          Communist troops force the UN army out of Inchon, Korea after a 12-hour attack.

1958          The Soviet Union calls for a ban on nuclear arms in Baghdad Pact countries.

1964          Carl T. Rowan Carl Rowan 1997.jpg is named the director of the United States Information Agency (USIA).

1968          In Vietnam, the Siege of Khe Sanh begins as North Vietnamese units surround U.S. Marines based on the hilltop headquarters.

1974          The U.S. Supreme Court decides that pregnant teachers can no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence.

1976          Leonid Brezhnev Image result for leonid brezhnev and 
Henry Kissinger Image result for Henry Kissinger meet to discuss Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT).

1977          President Carter Image result for President Carter urges 65 degrees as the maximum heat in homes to ease the energy crisis.

1993          Congressman Mike Espy Image result for Mike Espy of Mississippi is confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

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