HISTORY
22 May 2024: 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: First atlas ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps

1843: First wagon train departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon with 700-1,000 migrants

1939: Germany’s Adolf Hitler and Italy’s Benito Mussolini sign the “Pact of Steel” formalizing the 1936 alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

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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