Big day today, at least for some..
1945 The United Nations is born |
On this day in 1945, the United Nations Charter, which was adopted and signed on June 26, 1945, is now effective and ready to be enforced.
The United Nations was born of perceived necessity, as a means of better arbitrating international conflict and negotiating peace than was provided for by the old League of Nations. The growing Second World War became the real impetus for the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union to begin formulating the original U.N. Declaration, signed by 26 nations in January 1942, as a formal act of opposition to Germany, Italy, and Japan, the Axis Powers.
1648 Thirty Years War ends |
The Treaty of Westphalia is signed, ending the Thirty Years War and radically shifting the balance of power in Europe.
The Thirty Years War, a series of wars fought by European nations for various reasons, ignited in 1618 over an attempt by the king of Bohemia (the future Holy Roman emperor Ferdinand II) to impose Catholicism throughout his domains. Protestant nobles rebelled, and by the 1630s most of continental Europe was at war.
1862 Rosecrans replaces Buell |
Union General Don Carlos Buell is replaced because of his ineffective pursuit of the Confederates after the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, on October 8. He was replaced by William Rosecrans, who had distinguished himself in western Virginia in 1861 and provided effective leadership at the battle of Corinth, Mississippi, just prior to Perryville.
More than 600,000 Italians surrendered or retreated at the Battle of Caporetto during World War I.
Benito Mussolini summoned a “March on Rome” and subsequently became dictator of Italy.
Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (Norwegian traitor
) was tried for high treason and executed by firing squad (just a few meters away from my office by the way) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidkun_Quisling
Soviet troops invade Hungary
Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_Kippur_War