Today’s Significant Events
1170 – Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
1835 – The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
1845 – Texas admitted as 28th state of the Union
1903 – French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
1940 – Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
1997 – Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
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