This Day In History (02. 27. 2018)

  • 1801 Washington, D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction.
  • 1803 Great fire in Bombay, India.
  • 1844 Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day).
  • 1900 In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, results in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906.
  • 1908 Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma.
  • 1921 The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
  • 1936 Willy den Ouden swims world record 100m free style (1:04.6).
  • 1939 Belgian government of Pierlot falls.
  • 1939 France recognizes Franco’s regime in Spain.
  • 1974 “People” magazine begins sales.
  • 1998 Britain’s House of Lords agrees to end 1,000 years of male precedence by giving a monarch’s first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son.

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