22 February 2023: This day in history

303: 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian at Nicomedia, ordering all churches to be closed and scriptures burnt

1632: Galileo’s book “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems” is published comparing the Copernican and Ptolemaic systems and whether the Earth orbits the sun

1774: British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright

1797: The Last Invasion of Britain, launched by the French during the Revolutionary Wars, begins near Fishguard, Wales

1825: Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary

1967: 25,000 US and South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against the Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assault since WWII.


Source: Onthisday.com

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