Today in history, The revolt of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, against King Henry IV, ends with his defeat and death at Bramham Moor in 1408.
Today in history, Philip V of Spain makes his ceremonial entry into Madrid in 1701.
Today in history, Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom in 1861.
Today in history, Smallpox vaccination becomes obligatory in France in 1902.
Today in history, British and French warships begin their attacks on the Turkish forts at the mouth of the Dardenelles, in an abortive expedition to seize the straits of Gallipoli in 1915.
Today in history, Dr. Lane of Princeton estimates the earth’s age at one billion years in 1926.
Today in history, The U.S. Eighth Air Force and Royal Air Force begin “Big Week,” a series of heavy bomber attacks against German aircraft production facilities in 1944.
Today in history, Robert F. Kennedy suggests the United States offer the Vietcong a role in governing South Vietnam in 1966.