Tuesday, September 10, 2019

On This Day in History

September 9, 2019

Historical Events

1000  Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea: King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age.
1776  Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (from the United Colonies)
1817  Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College
1914  First fully mechanized unit in the British Army created - the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade (WWI)
1993  Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition
2015  Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria
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