Friday, January 25, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 25

1533          Henry VIII Image result for henry viii marries 
Anne Boleyn Image result for Anne Boleyn.

1787          Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays Image result for Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay’s Rebellion.

1846          The dreaded Corn Laws, which taxed imported oats, wheat and barley, are repealed by the British Parliament.

1904          Two-hundred coal miners are trapped in their Pennsylvania mine after an explosion.

1915          Alexander Graham Bell Image result for Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson Image result for Thomas A. Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission. 

1918          Austria and Germany reject U.S. peace proposals.

1919          The League of Nations plan is adopted by the Allies.

1929          Members of the New York Stock Exchange ask for an additional 275 seats.

1930          New York police rout a Communist rally at the Town Hall.

1943          The last German airfield in Stalingrad is captured by the Red Army.

1949          Axis Sally Image result for Axis Sally, who broadcasts Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes.

1951          The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea launches Operation Thunderbolt, a counter attack to push the Chinese Army north of the Han River.

1955          Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.

1956          Khrushchev Image result for Khrushchev says that he believes that Eisenhower Image result for Eisenhower is sincere in his efforts to abolish war.

1959          American Airlines begins its first coast-to-coast flight service on a Boeing 707.

1972          Shirley Chisholm Image result for Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, announces her candidacy for president.

1972          Nixon Image result for Nixon airs the eight-point peace plan for Vietnam, asking for POW release in return for withdrawal.

1984          President Reagan Image result for President Reagan endorses the development of the first U.S. permanently-manned space station.

No comments:

Post a Comment