I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix now and then as well.
Note: Not all events will be pleasant, but I promise to throw in as many quirky and pleasant ones as I can to balance.
1700- The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark-Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Sweedish Empire.
1999- US President Bill Clinton acquitted by Senate in is impeachment trial.
1554- Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane is excuted for treason
1733- Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah.
1818- Chile gains independence from Spain
1825- Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by September 1st, 1826.
1855- Michigan State University established.
1865- Henry Highland Garnet becomes the first African American minister to preach to the US House of Representatives, he talks about the end of slavery.
1870- Utah becomes the second territory in the United States to pass a law allowing women the vote, after Wyoming in 1869.
1909- National association for the advancement of colored people (NAACP) forms.
1921- Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies.
Source: On This Day