Thursday, February 7, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History February 7

457             A Thracian officer by the name of Leo Leo I Louvre Ma1012 n2.jpg is proclaimed as emperor of the East by the army general, 
Aspar , on the death of the 
Emperor Marcian An ink illustration of Marcian, mostly in black and brown ink..

1668          The Netherlands, England and Sweden conclude an alliance directed against Louis XIV of France Image result for louis xiv of france.

1783          The Siege of Gibraltar, which was pursued by the Spanish and the French since July 24, 1779, is finally lifted.

1818          The first successful U.S. educational magazine, Academician, begins publication in New York City.

1882          American pugilist John L. Sullivan Image result for John L. Sullivan becomes the last of the bare-knuckle world heavyweight champions with his defeat of Paddy Ryan Image result for paddy ryan boxer in Mississippi City.

1913          The Turks lose 5,000 men in a battle with the Bulgarian army in Gallipoli.

1915          Fieldmarshal Paul von Hindenburg Image result for Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg moves on Russians at Masurian Lakes.

1917          The British steamer California is sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German U-boat.

1926          Negro History Week, originated by 
Carter G. Woodson Image result for Carter G. Woodson, is observed for the first time.

1928          The United States signs an arbitration treaty with France.

1931          Amelia Earhart Image result for Amelia Earhart weds 
George Putnam Image result for George Putnam in Connecticut.

1944          The Germans launch a second attack against the Allied beachead at Anzio, Italy. They hoped to push the Allies back into the sea.

1950          The United States recognizes Vietnam under the leadership of Emperor Bao Dai Image result for Emperor Bao Dai, not Ho Chi Minh Image result for Ho Chi Minh who is recognized by the Soviets.

1963          The Mona Lisa is put on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

1964          The British band The Beatles are greeted by 25,000 fans upon their arrival in the United States at JFK Airport.

1965          U.S. jets hit Dong Hoi guerrilla base in reprisal for the Viet Cong raids.

1968          North Vietnamese use 11 Soviet-built light tanks to overrun the U.S. Special Forces camp at Lang Vei at the end of an 18-hour long siege.

1978          Ethiopia mounts a counter attack against Somalia.

1983          Iran opens an invasion in the southeast of Iraq.

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