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This Day In History (02. 25. 2018)

  • 1497 Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France.
  • 1605 Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen.
  • 1634 Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills Duke Wallenstein.
  • 1751 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent).
  • 1793 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington’s home.
  • 1838 London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours.
  • 1863 Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency.
  • 1908 1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens.
  • 1910 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops.
  • 1921 Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
  • 1925 Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union established.
  • 1945 World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1956 Nikita Khrushchev denounces Joseph Stalin at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 1963 Beatles release their 1st single in US “Please Please Me”.
  • 1969 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album.
  • 1993 “Fool Moon” opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances.
  • 2011 French fashion house Christian Dior suspends its chief designer John Galliano after he is arrested for an anti-semitic verbal attack in Paris.
  • 2016 Tenth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Houston, Texas.

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