THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1460 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI
  • 1703 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
  • 1906 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
  • 1922 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR
  • 1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society
  • 1950 Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union

Source: Onthisday.com

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