THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 627 Battle at Nineveh: Byzantine Emperor Heraclius beats Sassanid forces during Byzantine-Sassanid War
  • 1901 Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland, Canada
  • 1925 Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over
  • 1946 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 2000 US Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore, settling the recount dispute in Florida’s 2000 presidential election in George W. Bush’s favor and thus handing him the presidency
  • 2015 COP21 climate change summit in Paris reaches a deal between 195 countries to limit the rise in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels

Source: Onthisday.com

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