5 February 2022: This day in history

1576: Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours

1597: A group of early Japanese Christians, known as the 26 Martyrs, are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society

1885: News of the fall of Khartoum reaches London

1885: King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal colonial possession

1945: US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla

1969: United States population reaches 200 million


Source: Onthisday.com

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