On This Day…

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971– War elephant corps of the Southern Han defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops; Southern Han state forced to submit to the Song Dynasty. 1st regular war elephant corps in the Chinese army.
1368– In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
1556– Shaanxi Earthquake – deadliest ever recorded kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China.
1950– Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel.
1973– US President Richard Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War.
1978– Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth’s ozone layer.
2002 – American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan, and later executed. 

Music: 1986– 1st induction of Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, Buddy Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley) 

Sport: 2018– LeBron James becomes the 7th and youngest (33 years 24 days) to reach the 30,000 NBA point milestone during 114-102 loss to San Antonio Spurs. 

Via Britannica / On This Day

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