TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Muscat Daily - - OPINION -

1532

Com­manded by Fran­cisco Pizarro, Span­ish con­quis­ta­dors un­der Hernando de Soto meet Inca Em­pire leader Atahualpa for the first time out­side Ca­ja­marca, ar­rang­ing a meet­ing on the city plaza the fol­low­ing day.

1806

Lt Ze­bu­lon Pike sees a dis­tant moun­tain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Moun­tains. It is later named Pikes Peak.

1889

Brazil is de­clared a repub­lic by Mar­shal Deodoro da Fon­seca as Emperor Pe­dro II is de­posed in a mil­i­tary coup.

1915

Win­ston Churchill re­signs from his gov­ern­ment, and soon com­mands the 6th Bat­tal­ion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the West­ern Front.

1920

The Free City of Danzig is es­tab­lished.

1926

The NBC net­work opens with 24 ra­dio sta­tions.

1933

Thai­land has its first elec­tion.

1943

The Holo­caust: Ger­man SS leader Hein­rich Himm­ler or­ders that Gyp­sies are to be put ‘on the same level as Jews and placed in con­cen­tra­tion camps’.

1949

Nathu­ram Godse and Narayan Apte are ex­e­cuted for as­sas­si­nat­ing Ma­hatma Gandhi.

1959

The mur­ders of the Clut­ter Fam­ily in Hol­comb, Kansas, which in­spired Tru­man Capote’s non-fic­tion book In

Cold Blood. 1969

Viet­nam War: In Wash­ing­ton, DC, 250,000-500,000 pro­test­ers stage a peace­ful demon­stra­tion against the war, in­clud­ing a sym­bolic ‘March Against Death’.

1971

In­tel re­leases the world’s first com­mer­cial sin­gle-chip mi­cro­pro­ces­sor, the 4004.

1979

A pack­age from Un­abomber Ted Kaczyn­ski be­gins smok­ing in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Wash­ing­ton, DC, forc­ing an emer­gency land­ing.

1985

A re­search as­sis­tant is in­jured when a pack­age from the Un­abomber ad­dressed to a Univer­sity of Michi­gan pro­fes­sor ex­plodes.

1988

An in­de­pen­dent State of Pales­tine is pro­claimed by the Pales­tinian Na­tional Coun­cil.

1988

The first Fair­trade la­bel, Max Have­laar, is launched in the Nether­lands.

2000

Jhark­hand state comes into ex­is­tence in In­dia.

2016

Hong Kong High Court bans elected politi­cians Yau Waich­ing and Bag­gio Le­ung from the city’s par­lia­ment.

2007 Cy­clone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an es­ti­mated 5,000 peo­ple and de­stroy­ing parts of the world’s largest mangrove for­est, the Sun­dar­bans

1935 Manuel L Que­zon is in­au­gu­rated as the sec­ond Pres­i­dent of the Philip­pines

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