This Day in Politics: November 4th



This Day in Politics: November 4th

In 1576 the Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed).

In 1791 the Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.

In 1918 World War I: Austria-Hungary surrenders to Italy.

In 1921 Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.

In 1939 during World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.

In 1979 the Iran hostage crisis begins: a group of Iranians, mostly students, invades the US embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages (53 of whom are American).

In 2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.

And today nothing happened.

Hara Takashi

Hara Takashi