Today’s Significant Events
406 – 80,000 Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine at Mainz, beginning an invasion of Gallia.
1775 – Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold
1861 – 22,990mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in India in 1861, a world record
1904 – The first New Year’s Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, in New York, New York.
2004 – The official opening of Taipei 101, the current tallest skyscraper in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 feet).
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