Today’s Significant Events
1653 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million
1901 Queen Victoria’s funeral takes place.
1922 James Joyce’s “Ulysses” published in Paris (1,000 copies)
1943 German 6th Army surrenders after Battle of Stalingrad, turning point in Europe during WW II
1971 Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
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