Today’s Significant Events
1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris
1823 – President James Monroe declares his “Monroe Doctrine”, a US foreign policy regarding Latin America
1845 – Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
1929 – First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
1976 – Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
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