Sunday, January 27, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 27

1695          Mustafa II Image result for mustafa ii becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II Image result for Ahmed II.

1825          Congress approves Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears.”

1862          President Abraham Lincoln Image result for President Abraham Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies.

1900          Foreign diplomats in Peking fear revolt and demand that the Imperial Government discipline the Boxer Rebels.

1918          Communists attempt to seize power in Finland.

1924          Lenin’s Image result for Lenin body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin.

1935          A League of Nations majority favors depriving Japan of mandates.

1939          President Franklin D. Roosevelt Image result for President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the sale of U.S. war planes to France.

1941          The United States and Great Britain begin high-level military talks in Washington.

1943          The first U.S. raids on the Reich blast Wilhelmshaven base and Emden.

1959          NASA selects 110 candidates for the first U.S. space flight.

1965          Military leaders oust the civilian government of 
Tran Van Huong Image result for Tran Van Huong in Saigon.

1967          Three astronauts are killed in a flash fire that engulfed their Apollo 1 spacecraft.

1973          A cease fire in Vietnam is called as the Paris peace accords are signed by the United States and North Vietnam.

1978          The State Supreme Court rules that Nazis can display the Swastika in a march in Skokie, Illinois.

1985          Pope John Paul II Image result for Pope John Paul II says mass to one million in Venezuela.

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