This Day in Politics: January 13th

This Day in Politics: January 13th


In 888 Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks

. Later in 1547, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.

In 1733 James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 1832 President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina’s defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.

Then in 
1847, the Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
 In Spring of 1869, National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C.

The Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting. In 
1935 aplebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
 In 1953, Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
 Then in 1966 Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.


1972 PM Kofi Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheamphong.

Finally in 
1990 L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.