Today in History
1916 - Bucharest, capital of Romania, falls to German troops.
1923 - A presidential address is broadcast on radio for the first time as US President Calvin Coolidge speaks to a joint session of Congress.
1956 - B. R. Ambedkar, Indian politician, social reformer and equal rights campaigner, dies.
1973 - Gerald Ford becomes Vice-President of the US following Spiro Agnew’s resignation.
1998 - Hugo Chavez is elected President of Venezuela.
2014 - Britain signs agreement to open a permanent naval base in Bahrain. 2015 - Yemen’s southern Aden province Governor Jaafar Mohammad Sa’ad is killed in a bomb blast.
2017 - US officially recognises occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.