This day in history

  • 1429 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army
  • 1912 Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories, after established by Joseph Pulitzer
  • 1915 RMS Lusitania sunk by German submarine off the southern coast of Ireland; 1198 lives lost
  • 1939 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
  • 1945 World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims
  • 1952 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer
  • 2017 Emmanuel Macron wins France’s presidential election defeating Marine Le Pen

Source: Onthisday.com

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