This day in #History 0211

This day in #history 0211




1783 General George Washington, later 1st American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War
1813 Treaty of Fulda
1824 Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams


1852 Franklin Pierce elected as president of US


1880 James A Garfield (R) elected 20th American President
1881 Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms
1889 North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state


1899 Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal

1914 Great Britain annexes Cyprus
1914 – Russia declares war on Turkey
1914 – Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1915 1st US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
1916 Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France
1917 1st US soldiers killed in combat in WW I
1917 – Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
1930 Ras (euqiv. Duke) Tafari Makonnen is crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty
1920 – Warren G Harding elected 29th president


1953 Pakistan becomes islamic republic
1954 Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan’s 1st black congressman
1954 – JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
1954 – Taiwan & US sign military pact
1955 Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus
1955 – David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
1956 Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
1956 – Israel captures Gaza & Sheham
1983 President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr holiday