Sunday, February 10, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History February 10

1258          Hulagu Image result for hulagu, a Mongol leader, seizes Baghdad, bringing an end to the Abbasid caliphate.

1620          Supporters of Marie de Medici Image result for Marie de Medici, the queen mother, who has been exiled to Blois, are defeated by the king's troops at Ponts de Ce, France.

1763          The Treaty of Paris ends the French-Indian War. France gives up all her territories in the New World except New Orleans and a few scattered islands.

1799          Napoleon Bonaparte Image result for Napoleon Bonaparte leaves Cairo, Egypt, for Syria, at the head of 13,000 men.

1814          Napoleon personally directs lightning strikes against enemy columns advancing toward Paris, beginning with a victory over the Russians at Champaubert.

1840          Queen Victoria Photograph of Queen Victoria, 1882 marries 
Prince Albert Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha by Franz Xaver Winterhalter.jpg.

1846          Led by religious leader Brigham Young Image result for brigham young, the first Mormons begin a long westward exodus from Nauvoo, Il., to Utah.

1863          P.T. Barnum's Image result for P.T. Barnum star midgets, 
Tom Thumb Image result for General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren Image result for General Tom Thumb, are married.

1904          Russia and Japan declare war on each other.

1915          President Wilson Image result for president wilson blasts the British for using the U.S. flag on merchant ships to deceive the Germans.

1939          Japanese occupy island of Hainan in French Indochina.

1941          London severs diplomatic relations with Romania.

1941          Iceland is attacked by German planes.

1942          The war halts civilian car production at Ford.

1945          B-29s hit the Tokyo area.

1955          Bell Aircraft displays a fixed-wing vertical takeoff plane.

1960          Adolph Coors Image result for Adolph Coors III, the beer brewer, is kidnapped in Golden, Colo.

1966          Protester David Miller David Miller, a pacifist, burns draft card. October 1965. is convicted of burning his draft card.

1979          The Metropolitan Museum announces the first major theft in its 110-year history, $150,000 Greek marble head.

1986          The largest Mafia trial in history, with 474 defendants, opens in Palermo, Italy.

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