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1928 – A woman dubbed Anna Anderson [possibly Franziska Schanzkowska] arrives in NYC, using the alias “Anastasia Tschaikovsky” claims to be Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II

0337 – Julius I is elected pope.

1189 – Riots of Lynn in Norfolk spread to Norwich England

1508 – Maximilian I proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor, 1st Emperor in centuries not to be crowned by the Pope

1626 – Huguenot rebels & the French sign Peace of La Rochelle

1651 – Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris

1685 – Duke of York becomes King James II of England and VII of Scotland upon the death of his brother Charles II

1693 – Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA

1778 – The United States gained official recognition from France as the two nations signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance in Paris.

1788 – Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1815 – The state of New Jersey issued the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.

1817 – The Argentinian San Martn crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.

1820 – The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.

1832 – First appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland

1862 – American Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant gives the United States its first victory of the war, by capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee, known as the Battle of Fort Henry.

1899 – The U.S. Senate ratified a peace treaty between the U.S. and Spain.

1900 – The Holland Senate ratified the 1899 peace conference decree that created in international arbitration court at The Hague.

1904 – Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia’s delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow

1911 – The first old-age home for pioneers opened in Prescott, AZ.

1918 – Britain grants women (30 & over) the vote

1922 – The Washington Naval Treaty was signed in Washington, DC, limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy

1926 – The National Football League adopted a rule that made players ineligible for competition until their college class graduated.

1928 – A woman dubbed Anna Anderson [possibly Franziska Schanzkowska] arrives in NYC, using the alias “Anastasia Tschaikovsky” claims to be Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II

1933 – The 20th Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and congressional terms from March to January.

1935 – Board game “Monopoly” goes on sale for the first time

1937 – K. Elizabeth Ohi became the first Japanese woman lawyer when she received her degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL.

1941 – British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya

1951 – Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne Atomic Lab (Illinois), to demonstrate lax in security

1952 – Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand

1953 – US controls on wages & some consumer goods were lifted

1959 – The first microchip is patented – For his invention of the integrated circuit, Jack Kilby was awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics.

1971 – NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon.

1972 – Over 500,000 pieces of irate mail arrived at the mail room of CBS-TV, when word leaked out that an edited-for-TV version of the X-rated movie, “The Damned,” would be shown.

1974 – US House of Representatives begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon

1978 – Muriel Humphrey fills the U.S. senate seat of her late husband, Minnesota senator and former U.S. Vice President, Hubert Humphrey

1980 – John Wayne Gacy goes on trial for the murder of 33 young men in Cook County, Illinois

1984 – Moslem militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army

1985 – The French mineral water company, Perrier, debuted its first new product in 123 years. The new items were water with a twist of lemon, lime or orange.

1989 – The negotiations between the Polish government and the trade union Solidarność, or Solidarity in English, marked the beginning of the end of communism in Eastern Europe

1992 – The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence

1996 – Rapper Tupac Shakur sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison for sexual assault conviction

1997 – Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm

1998 – Washington National Airport was renamed for U.S. President Ronald Reagan with the signing of a bill by U.S. President Clinton.

1999 – King Hussein of Jordan transferred full political power to his oldest son the Crown Prince Abdullah.

2000 – Russia’s acting President Vladimir Putin announced that Russian forces had captured Grozny, Chechnya. The capital city had been under the control of Chechen rebels.

2001 – Ariel Sharon was elected Israeli prime minister.

2002 – A federal judge ordered John Walker Lindh to be held without bail pending trial. Lindh was known as the “American Taliban.”

2004 – In Russia, a suicide-attack in a Moscow metro kills 40 commuters, and injures a hundred and twenty-nine. The blast is blamed on Chechen separatist groups.

2012 – Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so

2014 – The Taliban and Pakistani government begin peace negotiations

2019 – Freedom House announced that Hungary and Serbia were no longer free countries.

2020 – US astronaut Christina Koch completes the longest continuous spaceflight by a female astronaut after 328 days on the International Space Station, landing in Kazakhstan

2022 – Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declares a state of emergency over a trucker protest against a covid vaccination mandate on the US-Canada border

REFERENCE: history.net, onthisday.com, thepeopleshistory.com, timeanddate.com, scopesys.com, on-this-day.com



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