I had this idea in my head today
To look up on Wikipedia the events that have occurred on this date through history.
Here’s what I found –
1773 – Captain James cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic circle.
1912 – Captain Robert falcon Scott reaches the south pole, One month after Roald Amundson.
1917 – the United States pays Denmark 25 million dollars for the virgin islands.
1945 – soviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed polish city, Warsaw.
1945 – the Nazis begin the evacuating of the Auschwitz concentration camp as soviet forces close in.
1945 – Swedish diplomat Raoul wallenburg is taken into soviet custody while in Hungary. He is never seen in public again.
1950 – the great brinks robbery, 11 thrives still more than 2million from an armoured car company’s office in Boston MA.
1966 – palomares incident: a B-52 bomber collides with a KC- 135 Stratotanker over Spain – killing 7 airmen and dropping 3 70 -kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of palomares and into the sea.
1981 – the president of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law – eight years and five months after declaring it.
1994 – northridge earthquake – a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits northridge, California .
1995 – the great hanshin earthquake- a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs near kobe, japan. Causing extensive property damage and killing 6, 434 people.
2002 – mount nyiragongo erupts in the democratic republic of Congo. Displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
Let me know if you know anymore.
Happy Friday 🙂