Thursday, January 3, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 3

1521          Martin Luther Image result for martin luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.

1777          General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey.

1861          Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.

1903          The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce tying it to the Austro-Hungarian empire.

1910          The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.

1912          Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers baseball team.

1916          Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.

1920          The last of the U.S. troops depart France.

1921          Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.

1924          King Tutankhamen's sarcophagus is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.

1930          The second conference on Germany's war reparations begins at the Hague, in the Netherlands.

1931          Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.

1933          The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 Chinese.

1946          President Harry S. Truman calls on Americans to spur Congress to act on the on-going labor crisis.

1958          The British create the West Indies Federation with Lord Hailes as governor general.

1959          Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.

1959          Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.

1961          The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.

1966          Cambodia warns the United Nations of retaliation unless the United States and South Vietnam end intrusions.

1977          Apple Computers incorporates.

1978          North Vietnamese troops reportedly occupy 400 square miles in Cambodia. North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops were using Laos and Cambodia as staging areas for attacks against allied forces.

1985          President Ronald Reagan Image result for Ronald Reagan condemns a rash of arson attacks on abortion clinics.

1990          Manuel Noriega Image result for Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to US forces.

1993          George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

1994          More than 7 million people receive South African citizenship that had previously been denied under Apartheid policies.

1996          The first mobile flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale.

1999          Mars Polar Lander launched.

2000          The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip's creator, 
Charles Schultz Image result for Charles Schulz.

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