HISTORY TODAY

HISTORY TODAY

-1787 – William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
– 1805 – The Michigan Territory is created.
– 1861 – American Civil War: Alabama secedes from the United States.
– 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post: General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
– 1863 – American Civil War: CSS Alabama encounters and sinks the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
– 1917 – The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
– 1922 – Leonard Thompson becomes the first person to be injected with insulin.
– 1923 – Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
– 1943 – The Republic of China agrees to the Sino- British New Equal Treaty and the Sino-American New Equal Treaty.
– 1943 – Italian-American anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York City.