THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 644 Uthman ibn Affan, companion of Muhammad, appointed 3rd Caliph of Islam
  • 1287 During St. Lucia’s Flood in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. Fifth largest recorded flood in history
  • 1542 Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old
  • 1774 First incident of American Revolution – 400 attack Fort William and Mary, New Hampshire
  • 1911 Norwegian Roald Amundsen’s expedition is the 1st to each the South Pole
  • 1995 The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in the former Yugoslavia including Slobodan Milošević, Alija Izetbegović, Franjo Tuđman and Bill Clinton

Source: Onthisday.com

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