HISTORY
18 January 2022: This day in history

532: Nika uprising against Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople fails, 30,000 killed by troops loyal to the Emperor in the Hippodrome

1591: King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day

1788: First elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony

1817: José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile

1871: Second German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck

1943: Soviets announce they have broken the long Siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany by opening a narrow land corridor, though the siege would not be fully lifted until a year later

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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