Today’s Significant Events
1835 – Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales
1934 – Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.
1952 – The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
1955 – Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama
1988 – Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
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