Tuesday, January 22, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 22

1689          England's "Bloodless Revolution" reaches its climax when parliament invites William and Mary to become joint sovereigns.

1807          President Thomas Jefferson Image result for thomas jefferson exposes a plot by Aaron Burr Image result for Aaron Burr to form a new republic in the Southwest.

1813          During the War of 1812, British forces under 
Henry Proctor   Image result for Henry Proctor defeat a U.S. contingent planning an attack on Fort Detroit.

1824          A British force is wiped out by an Asante army under Osei Bonsu on the African Gold Coast. This is the first defeat for a colonial power.

1863          In an attempt to out flank 
Robert E. Lee's Image result for robert e. lee Army of Northern Virginia, 
General Ambrose Burnside Image result for General Ambrose Burnside leads his army on a march to north Fredericksburg, but foul weather bogs his army down in what will become known as the "Mud March."

1879          Eighty-two British soldiers hold off attacks by 4,000 Zulu warriors at the Battle of Rorke's Drift in South Africa.

1905          Russian troops fire on civilians beginning Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg.

1912          Second Monte Carlo auto race begins.

1913          Turkey consents to the Balkan peace terms and gives up Adrianople.

1930          Admiral Richard Byrd Image result for Admiral Richard Byrd charts a vast area of Antarctica.

1932          Government troops crush a Communist uprising in Northern Spain.

1939          A Nazi order erases the old officer caste, tying the army directly to the Party.

1943          Axis forces pull out of Tripoli for Tunisia, destroying bases as they leave.

1944          U.S. troops under 
Major General John P. Lucas Image result for Major General John P. Lucas make an amphibious landing behind German lines at Anzio, Italy, just south of Rome.

1971          Communist forces shell Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the first time.

1979          Abu Hassan AliHassanSalameh.jpg, the alleged planner of the 1972 Munich raid, is killed by a bomb in Beirut.

1982          President Ronald Reagan Image result for President Ronald Reagan formally links progress in arms control to Soviet repression in Poland.

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