On this day (7 February) in history.....see comments for events that took place. No highlights today but if you have questions or are curious about something, I’ll be happy to answer.
What happened to the other poll and the highlights?
I mean, I see you closed it, but why?
It was for the 7th but the historical events I was listing was for the 15th. Big oops! Lol
Now I've got to go back and relearn all that stuff So Iget it right next year.
In 1238, the Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir. Sir Thomas More is born in 1478. In 1497, the Bonfire of the Vanities occurs, during which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy. In the Treaty of Brussels, the Habsburgers split into Spanish and Austrian Branches in 1522. King Philip II forms Inquisition in South America in 1569. Anna Ioannovna of Russia was born in 1693. The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified in 1758. John Deere is born in 1804. In 1812, the strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri. Charles Dickens is born in 1812. The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the first piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot. The HMS Orpheus sinks in 1863, off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189 people.
The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in 1894, in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel in 1898, for publishing J'Accuse…! against Alfréd Dreyfus. A Chinese immigrant in San Francisco falls ill to bubonic plague in 1900, in the first plague epidemic in the continental United States. In 1904, a fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours. In 1943, the Imperial Japanese Navy forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign. In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive in 1944, during the allied Operation Shingle. In 1957, more than 700 suspected communist sympathizers are massacred by South Korean forces.
In 1960, James Spader is born. Soviet Nuclear physicist Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov dies in 1960, after being contaminated by radiation in the Chelyabinsk-40 nuclear meltdown about 10 years before (a meltdown seemingly unknown in the west). His health slowly declined until dying “an old man” at the age of 57. In 1979, Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered. Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart, in 1984, make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). Twenty-eight years of one-family rule ends in Haiti, in 1986, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation. The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power in 1990, allowing other parties to exist and run in elections. The communists were quickly voted out. The Provisional IRA launched a mortar attack in 1991, on 10 Downing Street in London, the headquarters of the British government.
In 1992, the Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union. In 1995, Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan. Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein. President Mohamed Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives resigns in 2012, after 23 days of anti-governmental protests calling for the release of the Chief Judge unlawfully arrested by the military. The U.S. state of Mississippi officially certifies the Thirteenth Amendment in 2013, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was formally ratified by Mississippi in 1995. (Ok, 1995 or 2013 are both a little late on the slavery issue....I mean, what the bloody hell!!??!). North Korea launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 into outer space in 2016, violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.
Bows that is done good stuff!
Kwang-4, like Kwang-3 blew apart after launch!