TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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902

Agh­labidisch emir Ibrahim II de­stroys Taormina, Si­cily. The de­fend­ers are over­whelmed and Taormina falls.

1177

Em­peror Fred­erik I & Pope Alexan­der III sign a peace treaty in Venice.

1203

Alex­ius IV An­gelus ap­pointed co-re­gent of Byzan­tium

1291

Ev­er­last­ing League, which is the ba­sis of Swiss Con­fed­er­a­tion (In­de­pen­dence), is formed.

1485

Henry Tu­dor’s army sails to Eng­land (fu­ture Henry VII).

1714

Monarch Ge­org Lud­wig be­comes King Ge­orge I of Eng­land.

1732

Foun­da­tions laid for Bank of Eng­land.

1793

France be­comes the first coun­try to use the met­ric sys­tem.

1798

Bat­tle of the Nile: Bri­tish Royal Navy un­der Ad­mi­ral Ho­ra­tio Nel­son at­tacks and dec­i­mates the French fleet at Aboukir Bay off the Nile Delta, Egypt.

1831

Lon­don Bridge opens for the first time to traf­fic.

1834

Slav­ery abol­ished through­out the Bri­tish Em­pire - Slav­ery Abo­li­tion Act 1833 comes into ef­fect.

1855

Cas­tle Clin­ton in New York City opens as the first US sta­tion to re­ceive im­mi­grants.

1861

Brazil recog­nises Con­fed­er­acy.

1883

Am­s­ter­dam’s Grand Ho­tel Kras­napol­sky gets elec­tric lights.

1883

In­land postal ser­vice be­gins in Great Bri­tain.

1886

Great Bri­tain an­nexes Ker­madec-Is­land near New Zealand.

1902

Mine ac­ci­dent in Wol­lon­gong, Aus­tralia kills 100.

1909

Bri­tish dis­ap­pears on Syd­ney to Lon­don jour­ney killing 300.

SS Waratah

1911

Trans­porta­tion work­ers be­gin a ma­jor strike in Eng­land; part of a wave of in­dus­trial un­rest.

1914

Em­peror Wil­helm II of Ger­many de­clares war on his nephew Tsar Ni­cholas II of Rus­sia in WWI.

1922

In Italy, the so­cial­ist ‘Alianza del La­voro’ de­clares a na­tional strike which col­lapses im­me­di­ately and fas­cist forces de­stroy union and so­cial­ist head­quar­ters.

1926

Failed as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt is made on Gen­eral Primo de Rivera in Barcelona.

1927

Ear­li­est date for a film to be con­sid­ered for the Academy Awards.

1933

Dutch colo­nial regime in Batavia (now Jakarta) ar­rests Sukarno. Suko­rno later be­comes the first Pres­i­dent of In­done­sia in 1945.

1943

Japan de­clares Burma In­de­pen­dence un­der U Ba Maw.

1950

King Leopold of Bel­gium ab­di­cates, Bau­douin be­comes the King.

1958

US atomic sub­ma­rine USS

Nau­tilus be­gins the first tran­sit of North Pole ‘Op­er­a­tion Sun­shine’.

1960

Is­lam­abad de­clared as the fed­eral cap­i­tal of the Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan.

1966

Yakubu Gowon be­comes Nige­rian Head of State af­ter a mil­i­tary coup d'état.

1971 Ge­orge Har­ri­son’s con­cert for Bangladesh takes place in New York City. This file photo shows Ge­orge Har­ri­son (left) and In­dian sitar player Ravi Shankar at a press con­fer­ence at the Abkco In­dus­tries of­fices in New York, on July 27, 1971, where they an­nounce the ben­e­fit con­cert for the Bangladesh refugees

1946 US Pres­i­dent Harry Tru­man es­tab­lishes Atomic En­ergy Com­mis­sion (AEC)

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