THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1123 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome, agreements of the Concordat of Worms ratified
  • 1314 Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake by King Philip IV of France
  • 1325 According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date on an island in what was then Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico
  • 1890 German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck resigns after 19 years after disagreement with German Emperor Wilhelm II
  • 1900 Japan uses its influence over Korea to deny Russia’s efforts to obtain a naval station at Korean Port of Masampo, the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war
  • 1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
  • 1940 Benito Mussolini and Italy join Adolf Hitler in Germany’s war against France and Britain
  • 1965 Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space

Source: Onthisday.com

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