THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1700 The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
  • 1912 The last Qing Emperor of China, Puyi abdicates after losing the support of the Chinese people and thus the mandate of heaven
  • 1947 French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the “New Look”
  • 1999 US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial
  • 2001 NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • 2013 North Korea allegedly conducts its third nuclear test, saying it was a nuclear device that could be weaponized

Source: Onthisday.com

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