THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 406 80,000 Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine at Mainz, beginning invasion of Gallia
  • 1744 English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth’s nutation motion (wobble)
  • 1775 Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold
  • 1861 22,990mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in India in 1861, a world record
  • 1958 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country

Source: Onthisday.com

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