THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 284 Roman soldier Diocletian proclaimed Emperor by the army
  • 762 Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire
 
  • 1695 Zumbi, the last King of the Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed and decapitated, his head displayed on a pike to dispel any legends of his immortality
  • 1815 Second Treaty of Paris: France and her allies agree France will pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending the Napoleonic Wars
  • 1986 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS

Source: Onthisday.com

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