Tuesday, February 5, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History February 5

1556          Henry II of France Image result for henry ii of france and 
Philip II of Spain Image result for Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France sign the truce of Vaucelles.

1631          A ship from Bristol, the Lyon, arrives with provisions for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1762          Martinique, a major French base in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, surrenders to the British.

1783          Sweden recognizes U.S. independence.

1846          The first Pacific Coast newspaper, Oregon Spectator, is published.

1864          Federal forces occupy Jackson, Miss.

1865          The three-day Battle of Hatcher's Run, Va., begins.

1900          The United States and Great Britain sign the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, giving the United States the right to build a canal in Nicaragua but not to fortify it.

1917          U.S. Congress nullifies 
President Woordrow Wilson's Image result for President Woodrow Wilson veto of the Immigration Act; literacy tests are required.

1918          The Soviets proclaim separation of church and state.

1922          The Reader's Digest begins publication in New York.

1922          William Larned's Image result for william larned steel-framed tennis racquet gets its first test.

1945          American and French troops destroy German forces in the Colmar Pocket in France.

1947          The Soviet Union and Great Britain reject terms for an American trusteeship over Japanese Pacific Isles.

1952          New York adopts three-colored traffic lights.

1961          The Soviets launch Sputnik V, the heaviest satellite to date at 7.1 tons.

1968          U.S. troops divide Viet Cong at Hue while the Saigon government claims they will arm loyal citizens.

1971          Two Apollo 14 astronauts walk on the moon.

1972          It is reported that the United States has agreed to sell 42 F-4 Phantom jets to Israel.

1985          U.S. halts a loan to Chile in protest over human rights abuses.

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