THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 532 Nika uprising against Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople fails, 30,000 killed by troops loyal to the Emperor in the Hippodrome
  • 1591 King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day
  • 1788 First elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony
  • 1817 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile
  • 1871 Second German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck
  • 1943 Soviets announce they have broken the long Siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany by opening a narrow land corridor, though the siege would not be fully lifted until a year later

Source: Onthisday.com

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