Today’s Significant Events
1790 – The supposedly impenetrable Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies during the Russo-Turkish War (1787–1792)
1849 – The execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky is called off at the last second.
1885 – Itō Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan.
1989 – After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu
1990 – Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland’s 1st popularly elected president
2010 – The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
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