Eduardo Galeano once said: History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.’ and he was right because looking into the caverns of history we as human beings find truth.
But what truth? That might be subjective. So now intro over, let’s begin:
324 Battle of Adrianople: Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats his co-emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium
1790 In Paris, the Marquis de Condorcet proposes granting civil rights to women.
1844 American ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiates a commercial treaty with China.
1863 Battle of Gettysburg ends
Thought to be one of the bloodiest battles of the war – around 50,000 soldiers were lost on both sides, over the 3 days the war was fought.
1954 Food rationing ends in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.
1962 Algeria gains its independence from France
Algeria’s independence from France, after 132 years of French rule, was finalized after the signing of the Évian Accords in the spa town of Évian-les-Bains. The accords ended a 7-year long voilent war of independence.
1962 Tom Cruise is born, the actor famous for Mission Impossible series and countless other film projects was born.
1962 Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
1988 Iran Air flight 655 is shot down by a US Navy ship
The USS Vincennes mistakenly shot down the airplane en route to Dubai, killing all 290 people aboard.
2013 Coup in Egypt
Egyptian defense minister Abdul Fatah al-Sisi staged a coup and forced out President Mohamed Morsi, just over a year after he was elected.