Saturday, January 5, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 5

1477          Swiss troops defeat the forces under 
Charles the Bold of Burgundy Image result for charles the bold of burgundyat the Battle of Nancy.

1815          Federalists from all over New England, angered over the War of 
1812, draw up the Hartford Convention, demanding several important changes in the U.S. Constitution.

1861          The merchant vessel Star of the West sets sail from New York to Fort Sumter, in response to rebel attack, carrying supplies and 250 troops.

1904          American Marines arrive in Seoul, Korea, to guard the U.S. legation there.

1914          Henry Ford Henry ford 1919.jpg astounds the world as he announces that he will pay a minimum wage of $5 a day and will share with employees $10 million in the previous year's profits.

1917          Bulgarian and German troops occupy the Port of Braila.

1919          British ships shell the Bolshevik headquarters in Riga.

1920          GOP women demand equal representation at the Republican National Convention in June.

1921          Wagner's "Die Walkyrie" opens in Paris. This is the first German opera performed in Paris since the beginning of World War I.

1923          The U.S. Senate debates the benefits of Peyote for the American Indian.

1925          Nellie Tayloe Ross Image result for nellie tayloe ross of Wyoming is sworn in as the first woman governor in the United States.

1936          Daggha Bur, Ethiopia, is bombed by the Italians.

1942          U.S. and Filipino troops complete their withdrawal to a new defensive line along the base of the Bataan peninsula.

1947          Great Britain nationalizes its coal mines.

1951          Inchon, South Korea, the site of General Douglas MacArthur's amphibious flanking maneuver, is abandoned by United Nations force to the advancing Chinese Army.

1952          Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington to confer with President Harry S. Truman.

1968          U.S. forces in Vietnam launch Operation Niagara I to locate enemy units around the Marine base at Khe Sanh.

1969          President Richard M. Nixon appoints Henry Cabot Lodge as negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks.

1971          President Richard M. Nixon names 
Robert Dole Image result for Robert Dole as chairman of the Republican National Party.

1982          A Federal judge voids a state law requiring balanced classroom treatment of evolution and creationism.

1991          The South Ossetia War (1991-92) begins as Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, capital of South Ossetia, Georgia.

2005          Eris, largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System is discovered in images taken Oct. 21, 2003, at Palomar Observatory.

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