HISTORY
22 May 2021: 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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