THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1415 Battle of Agincourt: Henry V’s forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight
  • 1854 The infamous Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War results in over 100 killed
  • 1962 US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying “I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over”
  • 1971 United Nations votes to expel the Chinese Nationalist ruled Taiwan and admit the Communist People’s Republic of China
  • 2017 Chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five are young enough to succeed him

Source: Onthisday

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