22 May 2020: This day in history

  • 334 BC The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
  • 1570 1st atlas ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
  • 1843 1st wagon train with 700 – 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon
  • 1939 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign “Pact of Steel” in Berlin, Germany
  • 1946 First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico
  • 2014 Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom’s constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country’s first coup in 1932

Source: Onthisday.com

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