THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1590 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
  • 1794 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states
  • 1900 Dutch botanist Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel’s laws of genetics
  • 1900 US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act
  • 1943 World War II: Kraków Ghetto is “liquidated”
  • 2013 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People’s Republic of China

Source: Onthisday.com

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