Friday, February 1, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History February 1

1327          Edward III Image result for edward iii is coronated King of England.

1587          Elizabeth I, Queen of England Image result for Elizabeth I, Queen of England, signs the Warrant of Execution for Mary Queen of Scots Image result for Mary Queen of Scots.

1633          The tobacco laws of Virginia are codified, limiting tobacco production to reduce dependence on a single-crop economy.

1793          France declares war on Britain and the Netherlands.

1861          A furious Governor Sam Houston Image result for Governor Sam Houston storms out of a legislative session upon learning that Texas has voted 167-7 to secede from the Union.

1902          U.S. Secretary of State John Hay Image result for John Hay protests Russian privileges in China as a violation of the "open door policy."

1905          Germany contests French rule in Morocco.

1909          U.S. troops leave Cuba after installing 
Jose Miguel Gomez Image result for Jose Miguel Gomez as president.

1930          A Loening Air Yacht of Air Ferries makes its first passenger run between San Francisco and Oakland, California..

1942          Planes of the U.S. Pacific fleet attack Japanese bases in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.

1943          American tanks and infantry are battered at German positions at Faid Pass in North Africa.

1944          U.S. Army troops invade two Kwajalein Islands in the Pacific.

1945          U.S. Rangers and Filipino guerrillas rescue 513 American survivors of the Bataan Death March.

1951          Three A-bomb tests are completed in the desert of Nevada.

1960          Four black students stage a sit-in at a segregated Greensboro, N.C. lunch counter.

1964          President Lyndon B. Johnson Image result for President Lyndon B. Johnson rejects Charles de Gaulle's plan for a neutral Vietnam.

1965          Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Image result for Martin Luther King Jr. and 770 others are arrested in protest against voter discrimination in Alabama.

1968          U.S. troops drive the North Vietnamese out of Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon.

1968          South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu Image result for Nguyen Van Thieudeclares martial law.

1986          Two days of anti-government riots in Port-au-Prince result in 14 dead.

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