On this day in history ...........................

    On this day in history ...........................

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-12-24

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    Do you know what happened on this day ............?


    On this day ....In 1814, the war of 1812 between the US and Britain was finally ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.No crowds allowed, in 1914 during World War 1 and with no shot fired German & British soldiers played football.In 1974 John Stonehouse, a former government minister, is found living under a false identity in Australia after faking his own death.Nobody has learnt from history, the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, on the pretext of supporting the regional government and upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978.In 1943 US President Roosevelt appoints General Eisenhower Supreme Commander of the Allied forceA meteorite weighing about 45kg landed in the village of Barwell, Leicestershire in 1965, and is the largest to have fallen on Britain to date.In 2013 Alan Turing, the World War Two, Bletchley Park codebreaker, was granted a Royal pardon over his homosexuality convictionIn the same year thousands of passengers were stranded at Gatwick Airport following stormy weather. The airport said electricity sub-stations on the airfield had flooded.

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