THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 534 Second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus published
  • 1532 Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captures Inca Emperor Atahualpa after a surprise ambush at Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes
 
  • 1776 British troops capture Fort Washington during American Revolution
  • 1945 Founding of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • 1948 Operation Magic Carpet begins with 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel

Source: Onthisday.com

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