Wednesday, February 6, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History February 6

1626          Huguenot rebels and the French sign the Peace of La Rochelle.

1778          France recognizes the United States and signs a treaty of aid in Paris.

1788          Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the Constitution.

1862          The Battle of Fort Henry, Tenn., begins the Mississippi Valley campaign.

1891          The Dalton Gang commits its first crime, a train robbery in Alila, Calif.

1899          The Spanish-American War ends.

1900          President McKinley Image result for president mckinley appoints 
W.H. Taft Image result for W.H. Taft commissioner to report on the Philippines.

1904          Japan's foreign minister severs all ties with Russia, citing delaying tactics in negotiations over Manchuria.

1916          Germany admits full liability for Lusitania incident and recognizes the United State's right to claim indemnity.

1922          The Washington Disarmament Conference comes to an end with signature of final treaty forbidding fortification of the Aleutian Islands for 14 years.

1926          Mussolini Image result for Mussolini warns Germany to stop agitation in Tyrol.

1929          Germany accepts Kellogg-Briand pact.

1933          Adolf Hitler's Third Reich begins press censorship.

1936          Adolf Hitler Image result for Adolf Hitler opens the Fourth Winter Olympics.

1941          The RAF clears the way as British take Benghazi, trapping thousands of Italians.

1944          Kwajalein Island in the Central Pacific falls to U.S. Army troops.

1945          MacArthur Image result for MacArthur reports the fall of Manila, and the liberation of 5,000 prisoners.

1963          The United States reports that all Soviet offensive arms are out of Cuba.

1964          Cuba blocks the water supply to Guantanamo Naval Base in rebuke of the United State's seizure of four Cuban fishing boats.

1964          Paris and London agree to build a rail tunnel under the English Channel.

1965          Seven U.S. GIs are killed in a Viet Cong raid on a base in Pleiku.

1968          Charles de Gaulle Image result for Charles de Gaulle opens the 19th Winter Olympics in France.

1975          President Gerald Ford Image result for President Gerald Ford asks Congress for $497 million in aid to Cambodia.

1977          Queen Elizabeth Image result for Queen Elizabeth marks her Silver Jubilee.

1982          Civil rights workers begin a march from Carrolton to Montgomery, Alabama.

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