On this day in history...
- On this day in history...
Ferdinand of Austria & Sultan Suleiman sign peace treaty
Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted
Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (360 years later, on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)
Napoleon's Grand Army invades Russia
1st Boardwalk in America invented
Congress creates Department of Justice
Prince Edward Island joins Canada
Dr Andrew T Sill, of Macon Missouri, finds science of osteopathy
Game of lawn tennis introduced
Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun & Toulouse, kills about 1,000
Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
British fleet under vice-admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner
German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden
France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond Neth
Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
Finland invades Karelia
Germany attacks the Soviet Union & occupies the Baltic states
Germany, Italy & Romania declares war on Soviet Union during WW II
Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Ill
Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights
Famous birthdays for this day...
Famous yortzaitn for this day...
- Famous yortzaitn for this day...
David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63
Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77