Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.
- In 1422, The Battle of Arbedo begins.
- In 1470, Charles VIII of France is born.
- In 1559, King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting battle.
- In 1685, English writer John Gay is born.
- In 1794, Native Americans, under Blue Jacket, attack Fort Recovery.
- In 1805, The United States Congress organizes the Michigan Territory.
- In 1860, An evolutionary debate occurs at Oxford.
- In 1882, Charles J. Guiteau is hanged.
- In 1905, Albert Einstein publishes a paper introducing Special Relativity.
- In 1906, The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act.
- In 1934, The Night of the Long Knives event occurs.
- In 1934, German Nazi Officer Karl Ernst dies.
- In 1947, American businessman Barry Bremen is born.
- In 1953, The first Chevy Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
- In 1960, Congro gains independence from Belgium.
- In 1971, Soviet Astronaut Vladislav Volkov dies.
- In 1972, The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.
- In 1987, The Royal Canadian Mint issues the $1 coin, known as a Loonie.
- In 1997, The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the China.
- In 2011, American businessman Barry Bremen dies.
Look for more current news later today and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.
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