THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 971 War elephant corps of the Southern Han defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops; Southern Han state forced to submit to the Song Dynasty. 1st regular war elephant corps in Chinese army
  • 1368 In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
  • 1556 Shaanxi Earthquake – deadliest ever recorded kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
  • 1950 Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
  • 1973 US President Richard Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
  • 1978 Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth’s ozone layer.

Source: Onthisday.com

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