9 February 2022: This day in history

1775: British Parliament declares Massachusetts colony in rebellion

1897: Invasion of Benin City by British Expedition force, the city is burnt and looted, marks the end of Nigerian Kingdom of Benin formed in the 11th century

1904: Japanese torpedo boats make a surprise attack on Russian ships Port Arthur naval base, Manchuria, beginning the Russo-Japanese War. Japanese also land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; in 3 weeks they advance to the Yalu River, the border of Manchuria.

1943: Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ending the epic World War II battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific

1972: British government declares state of emergency after month-long coal miners’ strike


Source: Onthisday.com


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