THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1755 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Portugal
  • 1814 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars
 
  • 1894 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
  • 1916 Paul Miliukov delivers in the Russian State Duma the famous “stupidity or treason” speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government
  • 1952 “Ivy Mike”, the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Tellerand Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean
  • 2012 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang

Source: Onthisday.com

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