Today in History

1901 President Theodore Roosevelt incites controversy by inviting black leader Booker T. Washington to the White House.
1908 The first airplane flight in England is made at Farnborough, by Samuel Cody, a U.S. citizen.
1934 Mao Tse-tung decides to abandon his base in Jiangxi due to attacks from Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists. With his pregnant wife and about 30,000 Red Army troops, he sets out on the “Long March.”
1940 Benjamin O. Davis becomes the U.S. Army’s first African American Brigadier General.
1946 Ten Nazi war criminals are hanged in Nuremberg, Germany.
1973 Israeli General Ariel Sharon crosses the Suez Canal and begins to encircle two Egyptian armies.
1995 The Million Man March for ‘A Day of Atonement’ takes place in Washington, D.C.
1998 General Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile, is arrested in London for extradition on murder charges
2003 Princess Kritika of Nepal.