|Year|| Event |
|1258|| Battle of Baghdad - Mongols overrun Baghdad, burning it to the ground and killing large numbers of citizens (estimates range from 10,000 to 800,000). [Sadly, the Mongols are there to this day -- trying to figure out how to leave without a major disaster erupting!] |
|1763|| The Treaty of Paris ended the French-Indian War. France ceded Canada to England and gave up all her territories in the New World except New Orleans and a few scattered islands. |
|1904|| Russia and Japan declared war on each other. |
|1947|| In Everson v. Board of Education of Ewing Township, 330 U.S. 1, the Supreme Court rules that any attempts by state governments to impose religious practices, the establishment of a religion, is forbidden. |
|1967|| The 25th Amendment, ratified this date, clarifies questions of presidential succession. |
|2005|| North Korea announces that it has developed nuclear weapons for its self-defense, and suspends participation in multi-nation talks to discuss its arms program. (Reuters) |
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