THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 399 BC Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of the city and for impiety
  • 590 Khosrau II, the last great Sasanian king is crowned King of Persia
  • 1763 Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign the Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War
  • 1986 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged presidential election in the Philippines
  • 2001 First draft of the complete human genome is published in the journal “Nature”
  • 2003 An estimated 6-11 million people around the world take to the streets to protest against war with Iraq

Source: Onthisday.com

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