16 October 2022: This day in history

1813: Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon’s forces defeated by Prussia, Austria and Russia

1900: Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, agreeing to maintain territorial integrity of China and support ‘open door’ policy called for by US Secretary of State

1934: Mao Zedong and 25,000 troops begin their 6,000 mile Long March from the south of China to the north and west

1962: Cuban Missile Crisis begins as JFK is shown photos confirming the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba

1978: Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

1998: Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a Spanish warrant requesting his extradition on murder charges


Source: Onthisday.com

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