THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1900 In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, results in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906
  • 1940 Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14 (radiocarbon dating) at the University of California Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California
  • 1950 General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
  • 1957 Mao’s famous speech to the Supreme State Conference “On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People” expounding Maoist ideals
  • 2012 Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor

Source: Onthisday.com

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