Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Emperor Avitus consolidated his power by entering Rome with his Gallic army today (455). Also, the Estonian leader Lembitu and the Livonian leader Kaupo the Accursed were killed in the Battle of Matthew’s Day, today (1217), Sweden’s Gustavus Adolphus granted a royal charter to the town of Alingsås, the oldest town in Västra Götaland County (1619), up to 1000 buildings in lower Manhattan burned in the Great Fire, shortly after the British occupied the city (1776), Benedict Arnold delivered the plans for West Point to the British (1780), John Williams Wilson claimed the Strait of Magellan for newly-independent Chile (1843), the New York Sun published “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” (1897), 3036 people died as a typhoon struck western Honshū, Japan (1934), J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published (1937), an estimated 500-700 people died as the Great Hurricane struck Long Island (1938), Malta gained independence (1964), Ferdinand Marcos placed the Philippines under martial law (1972), on orders from dictator Augusto Pinochet, Chilean agents assassinated former Salvador Allende aide Orlando Letelier in Washington, D.C. (1976), Belize gained full independence, on the same day the U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first female Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1981), Armenia gained independence (1991), Boris Yeltsin suspended the Russian Parliament, triggering a constitutional crisis (1993), 2415 people died as the magnitude 7.3 Jiji earthquake struck Taiwan (1999), Deep Space 1 passed within 1400 miles of the Comet Borrelly (2001), and the Galileo mission was completed when the probe entered and was crushed by Jupiter’s atmosphere (2003). And 67 people were killed when terrorists attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya (2013).
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