31 December 2021: This day in history

406: 80,000 Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine at Mainz, beginning invasion of Gallia

1744: English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth’s nutation motion (wobble)

1775: Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold

1861: 22,990mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in India in 1861, a world record

1958: Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country


Source: Onthisday.com

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