TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Muscat Daily - - OPINION -

306

Con­stan­tine I is pro­claimed Ro­man Em­peror by his troops.

864

The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald or­ders de­fen­sive mea­sures against the Vik­ings.

1511

Por­tuguese forces un­der Afonso de Al­bu­querque first as­sault the pros­per­ous trad­ing city of Malacca, Malay Penin­sula.

1519 1536

Se­bastián de Be­lal­cázar on his search of El Do­rado founds the City of San­ti­ago de Cali.

1567

Don Diego de Losada founds the city of San­ti­ago de Leon de Cara­cas, mod­ern-day Cara­cas, the cap­i­tal city of Venezuela.

1824

Costa Rica an­nexes Gua­nacaste from Nicaragua.

1832

The first recorded rail­road ac­ci­dent in US his­tory oc­curs when four peo­ple are thrown off a va­cant car on the Gran­ite Rail­way near Quincy, Mas­sachusetts. One man is killed and the oth­ers are se­ri­ously in­jured.

1835

Ibrahim Pasha’s army at­tacks Jewish set­tlers of He­bron Pales­tine.

1848

First bat­tle at Cus­tozza: Aus­tri­ans troops un­der Radet­zky beat Ital­ian troops.

1850

Gold is dis­cov­ered in Ore­gon (Rogue River).

1853

Joaquin Muri­etta, the fa­mous Cal­i­fornio ban­dit known as ‘Robin Hood of El Do­rado’, is killed.

1901

Emily Hob­house ad­dresses pub­lic meet­ings in Bri­tain on the con­cen­tra­tion camps dur­ing the South African War.

1909

France’s Louis Ble­riot, makes 1st air­plane flight across English Chan­nel.

1912

Co­moros pro­claimed a French colony.

1913

A meet­ing in Jo­han­nes­burg, called by the South African Na­tive Na­tional Congress, now African Na­tional Congress, is at­tended by a large num­ber of peo­ple from South Africa, Botswana, Le­sotho, and Swazi­land.

1914

Ger­many So­cial­ist-Demo­crat Party de­clares: ‘No Ger­man blood for Aus­trian tyrant’ in re­sponse to Ger­man sup­port of Aus­tri­aHun­gary against Ser­bia.

1917 1918

An­nette Adams sworn in as first woman district at­tor­ney of US, Cal­i­for­nia.

1952

Puerto Rico be­comes a self­gov­ern­ing US com­mon­wealth (Con­sti­tu­tion Day).

1963

US, Rus­sia & Bri­tain sign nu­clear Test ban treaty

1973

Ge­orge Har­ri­son pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh con­cert and al­bum.

1981

Anti-apartheid pro­test­ers in Hamil­ton, New Zealand, force the can­cel­la­tion of a rugby test be­tween New Zealand’s All Blacks and South Africa’s Spring­boks by in­vad­ing the pitch dur­ing the game.

1997

K R Narayanan is sworn-in as In­dia’s tenth pres­i­dent and the first Dalit, for­merly called ‘un­touch­able’ to hold the of­fice.

1997

Sci­en­tists an­nounce the first hu­man stem cells to be cul­tured in a lab­o­ra­tory us­ing tis­sue taken from aborted hu­man em­bryos.

2000

Air France Flight 4590, a su­per­sonic pas­sen­ger jet, crashes af­ter take­off from Paris killing all 109 aboard and four on the ground.

San Cris­to­bal de la Ha­bana forms in Cuba.

Sir Thomas Whyte in­tro­duces the first in­come tax in Canada as a ‘tem­po­rary’ mea­sure (low­est bracket is four per cent and high­est is 25 per cent).

1970 The ninth Bri­tish Com­mon­wealth Games close in Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land. This file photo shows par­tic­i­pants danc­ing around the sta­dium at the clos­ing of the Games

1814 English en­gi­neer Ge­orge Stephen­son in­tro­duces the first steam lo­co­mo­tive. This combo-photo shows Ge­orge Stephen­son (left) and a sketch of his first steam lo­co­mo­tive Blucher

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