This Day in #History 2410


This day in #History
October 24th

1260 – Saif ad-Din Qutuz , Mamluk sultan of Egypt , is
assassinated by Baibars , who seizes power for
himself.

1260 – The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is
dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France ;
the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site .

1360 – The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais,
marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred
Years’ War .

1492 – 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany

1531 – Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union

1648 – Treaty of Westphalia ends The Thirty Year’s War in the Holy Roman Empire

1648 – Switzerland ‘s independence recognized in the Treaty of Westphalia

1812 – Napoleonic Wars : The Battle of
Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow .

1861 – West Virginia seceded from Virginia

1882 -Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

1922 – Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

1924 – Nobel prize for fysiologie /medicine awarded to W Einthoven

1945 – UN charter comes into effect

1964 – Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zambia

1964 – Zambia ( N Rhodesia ) gains independence from Britain (National Day )

1970 – Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile

1973 – Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1930 – Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia

1932 – Pierre – Gilles de Gennes , French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d . 2007)

1932 – Robert Mundell , Kingston, Ontario, economist and Nobel laureate (1999 )

FAMOUS DEATHS

1842 – Bernardo O ‘Higgins , Chilean independence
leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule , dies at 64

2005 – José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras
(b . 1926 )

2005 – Rosa Parks, American civil rights
activist ( b . 1913)

2005 – Immanuel C. Y. Hsu ,
scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history ( b.1923)

2005 -2005 – Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist ( b . 1913)

2005 –
Mokarrameh Ghanbari , Iranian painter (b . 1928 )

2006 – Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist
(b . 1904 )

2006 – William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies
scholar, orientalist and historian (b . 1909)

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