BYGONES

Today in History – April 30

April 30, 2021 admin 0

1956 – Former Vice President and Democratic Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia. 1957 – Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery entered into force. 1961 – K-19, the first Soviet nuclear […]

BYGONES

Today in History – April 29

April 29, 2021 admin 0

903 – A landslide kills 70 people in Frank, in the District of Alberta, Canada. 1910 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People’s Budget, the first budget in British history with the […]

BYGONES

Today in History – April 28

April 28, 2021 admin 0

1952 – The Treaty of San Francisco comes into effect, restoring Japanese sovereignty and ending its state of war with most of the Allies of World War II. 1952 – The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty […]

BYGONES

Today in History – April 27

April 27, 2021 admin 0

1813 – War of 1812: American troops capture York, the capital of Upper Canada, in the Battle of York. 1861 – American President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus. 1865 – The Sultana […]

BYGONES

Today in History – April 26

April 26, 2021 admin 0

1336 – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux. 1478 – The Pazzi family attack Lorenzo de’ Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in Florence Cathedral. 1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized […]

BYGONES

Today in History – April 25

April 25, 2021 admin 0

1945 – The last German troops retreat from Finland’s soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War. Military acts of Second World War end in Finland. 1951 – Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to […]

BYGONES

Today in History – April 24

April 24, 2021 admin 0

1913 – The Woolworth Building, a skyscraper in New York City, is opened. 1914 – The Franck–Hertz experiment, a pillar of quantum mechanics, is presented to the German Physical Society. 1915 – The arrest of […]

BYGONES

Today in History – April 23

April 23, 2021 admin 0

1914 – First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, in Chicago. 1918 – World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port […]

BYGONES

Today in History – April 22

April 22, 2021 admin 0

1898 – Spanish–American War: The USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship. 1906 – The 1906 Intercalated Games, now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens. 1915 – The use of […]

BYGONES

Today in History – April 21

April 21, 2021 admin 0

1898 – Spanish–American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports. When the U.S. Congress issued a declaration of war on April 25, it declared that a state of war had existed […]