Monday, February 11, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History February 11

660 BC      Traditional founding of Japan by 
Emperor Jimmu Tenno Image result for Emperor Jimmu Tenno.

1531          Henry VIII Image result for Henry VIII is recognized as the supreme head of the Church of England.

1805          Sixteen-year-old Sacajawea Image result for Sacajawea, the Shoshoni guide for Lewis & Clark, gives birth to a son, with 
Meriwether Lewis Image result for meriwether lewisserving as midwife.

1809          Robert Fulton Image result for Robert Fulton patents the steamboat.

1815          News of the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812, finally reaches the United States.

1858          14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous Image result for Bernadette Soubirous, a French miller's daughter, claims to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes.

1903          Congress passes the Expedition Act, giving antitrust cases priority in the courts.

1904          President Theodore Roosevelt Image result for President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims strict neutrality for the United States in the Russo-Japanese War.

1910          Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Image result for Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and 
Eleanor Alexander Eleanor Alexander-Roosevelt cph.3c35061 (cropped).jpg announce their wedding date--June 20, 1910.

1926          The Mexican government nationalizes all church property.

1936          The Reich arrests 150 Catholic youth leaders in Berlin.

1939          The Negrin government returns to Madrid, Spain.

1942          The German battleships Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen begin their famed channel dash from the French port of Brest. Their journey takes them through the English Channel on their way back to Germany.

1945          The meeting of President Franklin Roosevelt Image result for president franklin roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill Image result for Prime Minister Winston Churchill and 
Marshal Joseph Stalin Stalin Full Image.jpg in Yalta, adjourns.

1951          U.N. forces push north across the 38th parallel for the second time in the Korean War.

1953          Walt Disney's film Peter Pan premieres.

1954          A 75,000-watt light bulb is lit at the Rockefeller Center in New York, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison's first light bulb.

1955          Nationalist Chinese complete the evacuation of the Tachen Islands.

1959          Iran turns down Soviet aid in favor of a U.S. proposal for aid.

1962          Poet and novelist Sylvia Plath Image result for sylvia plath commits suicide in London at age 30.

1964          Cambodian Prince Sihanouk Image result for Cambodian Prince Sihanouk blames the United States for a South Vietnamese air raid on a village in his country.

1965          President Lyndon Johnson Image result for President Lyndon Johnson orders air strikes against targets in North Vietnam, in retaliation for guerrilla attacks on the American military in South Vietnam.

1966          Vice President Hubert Humphrey Image result for Vice President Hubert Humphrey begins a tour of Vietnam.

1974          Communist-led rebels shower artillery fire into a crowded area of Phnom Pehn, killing 139 and injuring 46 others.

1975          Mrs. Margaret Thatcher Image result for Mrs. Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to lead the British Conservative Party.

1990          South African political leader Nelson Mandela Image result for Nelson Mandela is released from prison in Paarl, South Africa, after serving more than 27 years of a life sentence.

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