Events in History for Wednesday March 23rd 2016


1490 1st dated edition of Maimonides “Mishneh Torah”, a code of Jewish religious law is published
1743 George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres in London
1775 Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty or give me death” in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war
1919 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-establishes a five-member Politburo which later becomes the center of political power in the Soviet Union. It’s original
members were Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky.
1933 Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers
1945 Largest operation in WWII’s Pacific War, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb the Japanese island of Okinawa

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