14 January 2022: This day in history

1526: Charles V and Francis I sign the Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy and Flanders

1641: Dutch East India Company conquers the city of Malacca, 7,000 killed

1724: Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

1761: Third Battle of Panipat: In one of the largest battles of the century, the mostly Muslim Afghani Durrani Empire defeats the mostly Hindu Maratha Empire in Northern India. An estimated 60,000–70,000 were killed in the fighting and about 40,000 Maratha prisoners massacred afterwards.

1784: US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris, signed September 3, 1783, ending the Revolutionary War, and forwards it to Great Britain

2011: Tunisian president Ben Ali, flees to Saudi Arabia after popular protests known as the Jasmine Revolution


Source: Onthisday.com

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