THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 141 BC Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne of the Han Dynasty in China and rules for 54 years
  • 1522 Martin Luther begins preaching his “Invocavit Sermons” in the German city of Wittenberg, reminding citizens to trust God’s word rather than violence and thus helping bring to a close the revolutionary stage of the Reformation
  • 1776 Adam Smith publishes the influential economics book “The Wealth of Nations”
  • 1918 Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
  • 1933 US Congress is called into special session by FDR, beginning its “100 days”
  • 1961 Soviet flight Sputnik 9 carries and returns from orbit a dog named Chernushka (Blackie), frogs and a guinea pig

Source: Onthisday.com

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