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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Today in History

454
In Italy, Aetius, the supreme army commander, is murdered in Ravenna by Valentinian III, the emperor of the West.
1327
Edward II of England is murdered by order of his wife.
1520
Suleiman (the Magnificent), son of Selim, becomes Ottoman sultan in Constantinople.
1589
The Duke of Mayenne of France is defeated by Henry IV at the Battle of Arques.
1673
James Needham returns to Virginia after exploring the land to the west, which would become Tennessee.
1745
A Scottish Jacobite army commanded by Lord George Murray routs the Royalist army of General Sir John Cope at Prestonpans.
1863
Union troops defeated at Chickamauga seek refuge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is then besieged by Confederate troops.
1904
Exiled Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies of a “broken heart”.
1915
Stonehenge is sold by auction for 6,600 pounds sterling ($11,500) to a Mr. Chubb, who buys it as a present for his wife. He presents it to the British nation three years later.
1929
Fighting between China and the Soviet Union breaks out along the Manchurian border.
1936
The German army holds its largest maneuvers since 1914.
1937
The women’s airspeed record is set at 292 mph by American pilot Jacqueline Cochran.
1937
J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is published.
1941
The German Army cuts off the Crimean Peninsula from the rest of the Soviet Union.
1942
British forces attack the Japanese in Burma.
1944
U.S. troops of the 7th Army, invading Southern France, cross the Meuse River.
1978
Two Soviet cosmonauts set a space endurance record after 96 days in space.
1981
Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
1989
General Colin Powell is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1991
Armenia is granted independence from the USSR.
1993
The Russian constitutional crisis of 1993 begins when Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and invalidates the existing constitution.
1999
An earthquake in Taiwan kills more than 2,400, injures over 11,305, and causes $300 billion New Taiwan dollars in damage ($10 billion in US dollars).
2003
The Galileo space mission ends as the probe is sent into Jupiter’s atmosphere where it is crushed.

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