What happened on that day in history

On that day in history

1924-Dec-30   Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announced that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies in the universe

1835-Dec-29   The Treaty of New Echota was signed between the United States Government and representatives of a minority Cherokee Political Faction

1836-Dec-28   Spain recognized the independence of Mexico by signing the Santa María–Calatrava Treaty

1767-Dec-28   King Taksin was crowned King of Thailand (Siam)

1945-Dec-27   International Monetary Fund was formally established by 29 member countries

1949-Dec-27   Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed the papers to grant independence to Indonesia

1932-Dec-27   Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City

1965-Aug-06   United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law

1964-Jul-02   United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law

1921-Jul-01   The Communist Party of China (CPC) was formed, and Chen Duxiu was elected its leader

1997-Jul-01   The United Kingdom returned Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China

1940-May-10   Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister, replacing Neville Chamberlain

2003-Jun-10   The Spirit Rover was launched by NASA to start the Mars Exploration Rover mission

1963-Jun-10   President John F. Kennedy signed the United States Equal Pay Act into law

1964-Dec-12   Kenya became a republic

1994-May-10   Nelson Mandela sworn in as the first black president of South Africa

1895-Nov-08   German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered X-Rays

1808-Jan-01   The slave trade became illegal when the United States enacted a law banning the importation of slaves

1804-Jan-01   Haiti declared its independence from France

1926-Jan-26   John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of a live television system