Today in history, A Spanish force invading Georgia runs headlong into the colony’s British defenders. The battle decides the fate of a colony in 1742.
Today in history, Thomas Paine (see picture below) defends the principal of universal suffrage at the Constitutional Convention in Paris in 1795.
Today in history, Japan opens its ports to trade with the West after trade with the West in 1853.
Today in history, Christopher Stone (see picture below) becomes the first British ‘disc jockey’ when he plays records for the BBC in 1927.
Today in history, The U.S. Marine Corps launches Operation Hasting to drive the North Vietnamese Army back across the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam in 1966.