Today’s Significant Events
1240 – Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev
1865 – 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery
1877 – First recording made of the human voce – Thomas Edison reciting “Mary had a little lamb”
1921 – Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland
1998 – Hugo Chávez is elected President of Venezuela
2006 – NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
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