History today

History today

> 1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
> 1911 – The Nakhla meteorite, the first one to suggest signs of aqueous processes on Mars, falls to Earth, landing in Egypt.
> 1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending the state of war between Germany and the Allies of World War I.
> 1926 – Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
> 1948 – Cold War: The Tito-Stalin Split results in the expulsion of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia from the Cominform.
> 1950 – Korean War: North Korean Army conducts the Seoul National University Hospital massacre.
> 1973 – Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
> 1987 – For the first time in military history, a civilian population is targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.
> 1997 – Holyfield-Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield’s ear.