Today in history 1/31/2017



Today in history, Guy Fawkes (see picture below) is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament in 1606.


Today in history, The House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery in 1865.

Today in history, The Battle of Stalingrad (see picture below) ends as small groups of German soldiers of the Sixth Army surrender to the victorious Red Army forces in 1943.


Today in history, U.S. troops under Admiral Spruance (see picture below) land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands in 1944.


Today in history, In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.


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